A beloved teacher at an elite girls school is in hospital after being ploughed into by an ‘impatient’ car during afternoon pick-up.
Kylie Black from St Aidan’s Anglican girls’ school in Corinda in Brisbane was hit by a car just after 3pm on August 11.
The Year 1 teacher suffered severe injuries to her pelvis and leg and remains in the Princess Alexandra Hospital.
One mother who saw the horror described the scene as ‘dreadfully upsetting’ for the other students adding that parents were often speeding.
‘Parents are always driving erratically and speeding in the 40km pick up and drop off zones, but this time, a teacher got seriously hurt, and what if it was a child?,’ one mother-of-two told The Courier-Mail.
‘We don’t know if the driver was impatient and trying to skip to the top of the line, but this could have been so much worse.’
Mrs Black had been walking primary students to their parents’ cars when she was suddenly hit.
St Aidan’s principal Toni Riordan said the driver involved had been treated for shock and was ‘deeply upset’.
‘The school is offering counselling to those who may have been emotionally impacted.’
The Year 1 teacher had attended the private girls school before going on to teach.