First grader back home after being struck by SUV


A Hamilton Southeastern first grader who was struck by an SUV while crossing the street Monday is back home.

Hayden Porter was walking with his family in front of Fall Creek Intermediate School on Olio Road when an SUV hit him.

Hayden was released from Riley Hospital Friday after being treated for a broken eye socket, broken pelvis and broken collar bone. He regained consciousness at the scene before being taken to the hospital after the accident.

The driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with police. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash.

The Fishers Police Department is reminding drivers that school starts on Wednesday, August 13 for students in the Hamilton Southeastern School District.

Police ask drivers to keep in mind the following:

· Be prepared for a longer commute. School buses and teenage drivers will add to the traffic congestion in the mornings and afternoons.

· Expect the unexpected. Watch for slowing or stopped traffic and the possibility of children darting out into the street.

· Be patient and observe the law when approaching or following a school bus.

· Be very aware of intersections where children are waiting for the bus.

· Be mindful of reduced speed limits in designated school zones.

· Police officers will provide increased patrols in neighborhoods and school zones. Officers in marked and unmarked police cars will be enforcing school bus stop arm violations and speeding in school zones.

· Residents should report suspicious activity and dangerous drivers by calling the Hamilton County Dispatch Center at 317-773-1282 or 911.