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Three students hit near Brandeis

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Three Brandeis students were struck by a motor vehicle near the university in Waltham.

According to officials, the pedestrians were walking west to east in the crosswalk across South Street. A Lexus was traveling northbound when it made contact with all three undergraduate students.

“They were knocked to the ground, all three of them were struck. At least one of them hit the windshield of the vehicle,” said Sgt. William Gallant of the Waltham Police Dept.

Police closed down the area in front of the athletics area, according to an email which was sent out to Brandeis students. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.

“We still haven't determined yet whether or not they had the signal, whether they pressed the signal light. We still have to review security tapes,” said Gallant.

All three, two female students and one male student, were taken to Beth Israel Hospital with what looked like serious injuries, although the students are in stable condition.

Other students were shocked, saying they rarely push the walk button because typically the cars always stop.

“But I will make sure that I put my foot in the road and then you assume the car will stop. If they don't stop, I don't cross though. I don't fight with the car,” said sophomore Yonatan Akivis.

Police are questioned the driver, a 42-year-old man from Belmont. They don't suspect that the driver was impaired.

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