A STUDENT was injured in a hit-and-run accident on Yale road recently and Campus Control said it is looking into installing a CCTV camera at the robot-controlled crossing point.
Twelve years ago the university closed Yale Road after an accident killed a student and injured several others. At the time the university was concerned for the safety of the students crossing the road.
Last month, an engineering student was involved in a hit-and-run accident on Yale Road on her way to the library. Manika Moodliar, 1st year engineering, was struck by a car while crossing the road on the morning of April 17.
Moodliar said the accident happened near the traffic light crossing point at Amic Deck bus stop.
Her mother, Vasanta Samuel-Moodliar, said Manika saw the car approaching her very slowly. “The driver had Manika in plain sight and had clear vision of the road, yet he proceeded to knock her down and then drive away.”
There were other students also crossing at the time of the accident. She said a fellow student assisted her at the scene and took her to Campus Health for medical assistance. She was treated and sent to Milpark Hospital. She was not seriously injured, said Samuel-Moodliar.
Samuel-Moodliar said they had opened an accident report case at the Hillbrow police station and would like witnesses to help in determining the identity of the driver by going to Campus Control if they have any information.
Michael Mahada, Campus Control investigations manager said they had no record of this accident as it was not officially reported. An accident was previously reported at the same crossing point at midnight in August last year.