By Jonathan Smith, Managing Editor
Allison Pool, senior education major from Colleyville, is listed in stable condition at Hendrick Medical Center after being hit by a pickup truck Monday at about 6:30 p.m., said Wayne Barnard, dean of Campus Life, Tuesday.
Pool, who suffered a fractured pelvis, a collapsed lung and other minor injuries, was struck while crossing Campus Court from a parking lot next to Copy Stop on her way to a night class.
Two trucks approached Pool while she was crossing; the first slowed down, but the second attempted to pass in the center turn lane where it hit Pool, said Jason Aulerich, Abilene police officer at the scene.
Pool was taken by ambulance to Hendrick, where she was treated. She is still in the hospital, and Barnard said she probably soon will be transferred to Dallas to see a specialist.
Rance Bland, senior missions major from Lubbock, was with Pool when the accident occurred.
“We were both on our way to class; she was about 25 feet in front of me,” Bland said.
“She was laying there,” he said; “she was unconscious. I ran up and just put my hands on her and just started praying.”
Bland said the two trucks stopped, and one of the drivers called 911 while the other tended to Pool with Bland.
“After a few minutes, she began to start to move a little bit,” Bland said. “We just told her to be still and wait for the ambulance to arrive.”
Once Pool was taken from the scene, police questioned the others involved.
According to the police report filed by Aulerich, the driver who hit Pool-Alan Muns, senior biology major from Rockwall-was cited for failure to pass to the left safely.
Later Monday night, Bland said he went to the hospital, and Pool’s friends, family and fiance’ seemed to be handling the situation well.
“Really, I just praise God,” Bland said. “I’m thankful the Lord is watching over her. It could have been a lot worse.”