Sep 28 2012 By Alan Hayes
UXBRIDGE College is investigating an incident in its car park in which a student was seriously hurt.
The 18 year old, who has not been named but lives in the borough, suffered pelvis, chest and back injuries when she was in collision with a vehicle at about 11.40am on Thursday (27) in the college's Uxbridge campus car park, according to London Ambulance Service.
The London Air Ambulance was called but the student was taken to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington by road.
A second female student, aged 17, was taken to Hillingdon Hospital in Pield Heath Road, Hillingdon, and later released.
Lorraine Collins, the college's executive director for enterprise and development, said the incident happened in the rear car park, between the college bulding in Park Road, Uxbridge and Gatting Way.
She confirmed the driver was a male member of staff and he 'was not on the premises' today (Friday). She said the college was investigating the incident.
"It is unlikely he will return until the investigations are completed," she said.
"We are going to be fully investigating it ourselves and we have taken witness statements from all the other people who were in the car park
"The police came to the scene and spoke to the driver, and at this stage there is no further outcome.
"We are extremely concerned and have spoken to the family and are in constant touch with them and we are keeping a close eye on the student's progress.
"We wish her well."
Hillingdon police confirmed the driver had been spoken to but not arrested.
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