NEWKIRK, Okla. (KFOR) – The Newkirk Superintendent is alerting the Tiger community after a student was struck by a semitruck while using a crosswalk.

The Superintendent says the incident happened during lunch when a Newkirk High School student was struck.

According to Kay NewsCow, the 16-year-old girl was in critical condition with multiple hip fractures, head injuries, and all of her extremities were injured.

She was taken to the hospital via Air Evac.

Air Evac launches from the Newkirk High School Football Field with a student on board in critical condition. Image courtesy Kay County News Cow
Newkirk police and Kay County deputies gather information on a semi that was involved in an accident with a Newkirk High School student. Image courtesy Kay County News Cow.

School officials say counselors will be available at school for students who may need assistance and extra support upon hearing the news.

The district asks the community for prayers in rallying around the student and their family during this difficult time.