Teacher's aide hurt after crash

OAKLAND (KTVU) -- A female teacher's aide at Oakland High School was hurt Tuesday afternoon when she was struck by an out of control sport utility vehicle driven by a student, authorities said.

The incident occurred after 1:40 p.m. on Home Place East, a small cul de sac located at the rear of the campus, which is located at 1023 MacArthur Boulevard.

A school district spokesman said the teacher's aide was rushed to nearby Highland Hospital for treatment. The worker's identity and condition were pending. It was not clear if the female SUV driver was hurt during the incident.

Campus officials and police said the aide was standing in the parking lot at the rear of the campus behind a closed gate. The driver of the GMC Yukon accelerated and drove through the closed gate, striking the worker on the other side.

Authorities said the vehicle continued for another 40 feet before it stopped. 

Officials said investigators were still trying to determine why the driver accelerated and crashed through the gate. But then Visnick, who teaches driver's education on campus, said he was told the female driver had been asked to move someone else's SUV because it was illegally parked. 

Several students and school workers were visibly upset after the crash.

KTVU reporter Henry Lee contributed to this report.

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