Woman cited for hitting child near Shasta Middle School

EUGENE, Ore. -- A woman told police she thought she had hit a curb after striking a child near Shasta Middle School Monday morning, police officials said.

Officials said the boy appeared to be unharmed and stayed at Shasta for the school day.

After getting a vehicle description from witnesses, police tracked the suspect vehicle to the 1800 block of N Danebo Rd.

The car's right-front tire was blown and it was missing a driver's side mirror that matched one found at the scene, Eugene Police Spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin said.

Officers said the driver appeared to be unaware that she had struck the child with her car. She told police that she thought she had hit a curb near the middle school. She also claimed to have a medical condition, officials said.

Prigan was cited for failure to perform the duties of a driver and for driving without insurance.

McLaughlin said that her vehicle was impounded, and the school resource officer is submitting a DMV re-evaluation request on the incident.