Elon student critical after being hit by car while jogging


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ELON, N.C. -- An Elon student was hit by a car while jogging near campus Monday morning.

Elon town police say Molly Offstein was jogging near University Drive at O'Kelly Avenue around 7:30 a.m. when she was struck by a vehicle.

The driver was not speeding and did not see Offstein attempting to cross the intersection, police say. According to witness testimony given to police, the driver had a green light and was going under the speed limit on University Drive, posted at 55 miles per hour.

She was taken to UNC Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition. Police say her legs, back and head were injured in the accident.

No charges have been filed for the driver.

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