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ONLY ON 3: CFCC student hit by car when walking to class

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A CFCC student making her way to class Wednesday morning was struck by a car when she was crossing a street less than a block away from the campus.

It happened around 9 a.m. when a student in her fifth semester at the school was walking on Front Street in Downtown Wilmington, and began walking across Walnut Street.

When WWAY got to the scene, the student who was hit, Petra Costa, was sitting near the intersection where she was struck talking to CFCC staff about her condition.

Costa says she thinks the man who struck her with his car was likely going faster than the 25 mph speed limit that is posted on a sign just a few feet from the intersection.

At the scene, Costa said the car hit her directly in the hip, sending her to the ground where she hit her head.

According to CFCC staff, Costa has not yet agreed to go to the hospital to be checked out. No word on what charges the driver may face.

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