Rockaway High school student struck crossing Route 46
Sept. 14, 2019
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A Dover High School student was struck by a vehicle Friday while crossing Route 46, police said.
The student survived the incident, but was "being treated for severe injuries" as of Saturday morning, according to a post on the Dover School District Facebook page.
Rockaway police dispatch confirmed that a teen was struck but referred further questions to a department spokesman.
Dover schools' superintendent, Jim McLaughlin, said he could not identify the victim due to concerns for the student and their family's privacy.
The teen was in Rockaway Borough and had just left a football game at Morris Knolls High School, McLaughlin said, but he did not know the student's connection to the game since Dover's team was not playing.
He added that counselors will be on hand to speak with students at Dover High School through this week.
"We are concerned not only with the student [who was struck] but how any of our students were affected," McLaughlin said.