Life support is removed from student hit by car

September 12, 1996|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

A student who was struck by a car while leaving Greenspring Middle School died yesterday at Sinai Hospital, shortly after being removed from life-support systems.

Brian Butler, 11, of the 3800 block of Roland View Ave. was crossing the 4700 block of Greenspring Ave. on Tuesday afternoon when he was hit by a southbound Yellow Transportation Co. car in an accident witnessed by several students.

Hospital spokesman Paul Umansky said the youth died shortly after 1 p.m., and that his parents -- who gave permission to withdraw life support -- agreed to the donation of organs for transplants that might help others.

Brian's parents were present when he died, Umansky said.

Police said the boy was not in the crosswalk and cited pedestrian error as the cause of the accident.

No charges were placed against the driver, Floyd Davis, 44, of the first block of W. Biddle St. However, because the boy died, the incident is expected to be reviewed by the state's attorney's office, police said.

Residents of the area where the accident occurred have requested that a traffic light be installed on Greenspring Avenue near the school.

Pub Date: 9/12/96

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