The 17-year-old who was hit by a car March 13, was back in school last week. She was crossing Guard Street returning from a rehearsal for a school band concert at the San Juan Community Theatre when a car, which had stopped at the stop sign, accelerated and hit her. She said the driver didn't see her.
She was flown by an Airlift Northwest helicopter to the mainland and spent about seven hours in the emergency room. Her parents caught the late ferry and were able to be with her.
In an interview Saturday, March 24, she said she has a ruptured eardrum, a sprained jaw and muscle injuries. "I can think fine," she said. "The injuries are very minor, I'm very lucky," She's following doctor's orders to not overdue her activities.
While the Friday Harbor High School senior is healing, she's also waiting to hear back from six of the 12 colleges she applied to. She was accepted by five of the first six.