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Pennsylvania honor roll student struck, killed by 'smart car'

The death of a 15-year-old student from Carlisle High School in central Pennsylvania has surprised many. The teenager, who was on the honor roll in 2010 and 2011 at his school, was struck and killed in a car accident earlier this month after exiting a school bus.

The crash, which occurred in Dickinson Township, Pennsylvania, is being investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Cumberland County coroner's office. The accident happened around 3:15 p.m. on the block where the student lived.

After getting off the bus, the teenager crossed the road to get the mail. On his way back across the street, he was hit by an eastbound black Mercedes Smart Car, according to a state police spokesman. The spokesman went on to say that the teen may have not heard the vehicle because Smart Car engines run much quieter than the engines found in the average vehicle. In addition, it is possible that the teen was focusing on another car while crossing the street.

According to eyewitnesses, the young man stepped into the path of the vehicle, which was driven by a 62-year-old woman. She stopped after hitting the teen and is reportedly cooperating with the authorities throughout their investigation.

The teen was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. According to the coroner, his death was caused by multiple traumatic injuries.

An accident reconstruction team investigated the scene to determine if any driver errors occurred. The road was closed for more than three hours while the accident was reconstructed, but no results have been released yet. Even if no criminal charges are filed against the driver, the family may still be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver, if it can be proven that the driver acted negligently.

Source: The Sentinel, "Carlisle High School student struck by vehicle, killed Monday," Stacy Brown, June 4, 2012

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