San Ramon Valley High Staff Member Struck by Student-Driven Golf Cart During School Evacuation

DANVILLE – A staff member was struck by a golf cart driven by a student at San Ramon Valley High School during fire alarm evacuations Thursday morning.

At 11:25 am Thursday, firefighters were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at San Ramon Valley High School on the 500 block of Danville Boulevard. As a result of the alarm, staff began to evacuate students from at least one portion of the campus.

Minutes later, at around 11:30 am, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a female had been struck by a golf cart near the portable classrooms on campus.

A paramedic on campus reportedly tended to the victim, who was initially trapped between the golf cart and a portable classroom access ramp, until police arrived.

Early reports indicated the victim, later identified by the school district as a staff member at the school, was bleeding from the head and possibly suffered a hip fracture in the accident.

Paramedics transported the victim via ambulance to John Muir Medical Center for treatment.

San Ramon Valley Unified School District spokesperson Elizabeth Graswich confirmed Friday that a student was driving the golf cart when it struck the staff member.

Staff at local schools have been known to use golf carts on campus for security and maintenance purposes. It’s unknown why it was being operated at the time of the accident.

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