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There are 178 comments on the NewsChannel5.com Nashville story from Aug 13, 2009, titled High School Student Hit By Car On Way To School - NewsChannel 5.... In it, NewsChannel5.com Nashville reports that:

A car hit Claire Dickerson Thursday morning as she crossed Liberty Pike on her way to school.

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Jennifer

Ashland City, TN

#1 Aug 13, 2009
We are praying for you Claire. Hang in there.
Reader

United States

#2 Aug 13, 2009
My prayers go out to the child and her family. People - even though this was not a school zone, PLEASE slow down around the schools and watch out for our children. This could have been your child. Thanks from all of us parents!!!!!
Shae

Smyrna, TN

#3 Aug 13, 2009
My prayers go out to this girl and her family. God bless you Claire!!

Since: Mar 08

Smyrna TN

#4 Aug 13, 2009
Also remember the 59 year old lady she stepped in front of in your prayers. I am sure she is pretty bad shaken up from this.
katie

United States

#5 Aug 13, 2009
Aw this is so sad I feel bad for both sides. Hope the girl is going to be alright. Everyone needs to be more careful including the kids always look both ways before running across a busy street!
Reader

United States

#6 Aug 13, 2009
Jason B Bour wrote:
Also remember the 59 year old lady she stepped in front of in your prayers. I am sure she is pretty bad shaken up from this.
You know she is....
mama

United States

#7 Aug 13, 2009
Jason B Bour wrote:
Also remember the 59 year old lady she stepped in front of in your prayers. I am sure she is pretty bad shaken up from this.
"very" nice thought.... Bless her heart-...Hope the student recovers quickly also...

Since: Mar 08

Smyrna TN

#9 Aug 13, 2009
According to the Tennessean she is in Pedatric Intensive Care after having surgery.

The driver was not foind to have violated any laws, and was not cited.

http://tennessean.com/article/20090813/COUNTY...
mama

United States

#10 Aug 13, 2009
Peanut Butter Lover wrote:
Does anyone know the extent of Claire's injuries and what condition she's in? Also, was Ms. Birdsong ticketed? I don't think she should have been if she was unless she was speeding and driving wreckless other than speeding. If Claire wasn't crossing at a designated pedestrian crosswalk or in a school zone then I think she should be given a citation as well.....hurt or not hurt. She was old enough to know better. I know I'll probably catch some shyt for saying all of that but it's the truth and I'm just being realistic about it all. I'd say the same darn thing if it was my child that was struck or if I was the driver of the car.
At any rate, my heart and thoughts go out to both Claire and Mrs. Birdsong.
I like the way you think, pnut butter lvr-..It's unfortunate this girl was hit- But, I must say I do agree w/you.. Even though I would be "devasted" if my child was hurt- You know?..(daughter is 11yr)..I am HOPING I have taught her to ONLY cross at the cross walk with the school guard on duty/etc..But,you never know- Kids seem to do what they want, when they want.. Anywhoo- Just hope the student gets better....
Praying for Her

Brentwood, TN

#11 Aug 13, 2009
To Peanut Butter Lover - Even if Claire was in the wrong, remember she is human and only 14. We all make mistakes and bad choices. I think what she is going through now is punishment enough, don't you? I can't imagine anyone wanting to fine her as well. She'll be fined plenty be all the medical bills that'll pile up.
FRIEND

United States

#12 Aug 13, 2009
Claire is in intensive care after having surgery for bleeding on the brain. Next 24 hours are crucial. Continue to pray for everyone involved.
Thank you and God Bless
mama

United States

#13 Aug 13, 2009
FRIEND wrote:
Claire is in intensive care after having surgery for bleeding on the brain. Next 24 hours are crucial. Continue to pray for everyone involved.
Thank you and God Bless
OOOH- Bless her heart!.. Prayers are with her!
Reader

United States

#14 Aug 13, 2009
FRIEND wrote:
Claire is in intensive care after having surgery for bleeding on the brain. Next 24 hours are crucial. Continue to pray for everyone involved.
Thank you and God Bless
We will continue to pray that Claire pulls through and makes a speedy recovery. God Bless her!
maplewoodgrad07

Brentwood, TN

#15 Aug 13, 2009
Claire will be in my thoughts. These drivers need to payattention to where they are going. School is back in so they always need to be on the lookout for kids whether it's elementary, high, or middle school!!!! Get well soon Claire!!!
Rusty

Smyrna, TN

#16 Aug 13, 2009
Our church will be praying for you. God bless you! First Baptist Church White Bluff. I'm the music director there.
FRIEND

United States

#18 Aug 13, 2009
FRIEND wrote:
Claire is in intensive care after having surgery for bleeding on the brain. Next 24 hours are crucial. Continue to pray for everyone involved.
Thank you and God Bless

UPDATE: she also has a fractured pelvis
Mother of 1 Mother 2 all

United States

#19 Aug 13, 2009
"If Claire wasn't crossing at a designated pedestrian crosswalk or in a school zone then I think she should be given a citation as well.....hurt or not hurt. She was old enough to know better."

I am sure you have never done anything like cross a street outside of a crosswalk. The only difference is... you weren't in the wrong place at the wrong time. Shame on you for even thinking about further punishment!
I know first hand that Claire had neuro-surgery, is on a vent & is comatose!
Let us please pray for all affected by this tragedy... including the girl who watched her best friend be thrown to the pavement & the woman who accidentally hit her!
Jennifer

Ashland City, TN

#21 Aug 13, 2009
Yes my friend you are a wonderful person to point this out as well. We should pray for everyone. I know how it would affect my life and I was selfish to not include her in my prayers. Thank you for opening my eyes.
emily

Franklin, TN

#22 Aug 13, 2009
we are praying for you in FCA!
Becky

Panama City, FL

#23 Aug 13, 2009
Update on Claire from my sister who is at the hospital with the family, she has a fractured pelvis. The doctors have left her skull open to in case of swelling. She has a breathing tube which she has tried to pull out and has squeezed her mom's hand. The docs say this is good because she is aware.

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