Student hit by driver

Lindsay Gaskins

Georgia Southern University senior Nick Ward remains in critical condition after an oncoming car hit him Thursday night on Georgia Avenue.

Ward is currently in ICU on a ventilator with no signs of brain activity, according to an email sent from his hometown church, St. Paul Lutheran Church.

“The vehicle was traveling south on Georgia Avenue and approached a sharp turn to the left and continued going straight,” Trooper Bert Clifton of the Georgia State Patrol said.“ The vehicle struck a pedestrian that was walking on the sidewalk and a yield sign.”

“It then traveled into the wooded area on Georgia Avenue and struck several small trees on the right front bumper area,” Clifton said.

This case was turned over to the Georgia State Patrol unit and no further information has been released.

The GSP investigator in charge of this case was not available by press time.