New details released on UF student hit by car

Published: Monday, December 10, 2012 at 7:46 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, December 10, 2012 at 7:46 p.m.

Gainesville police have released additional information regarding the University of Florida student who was hit by a car while crossing Southwest 13th Street on Saturday.

Fuer Lui, 22, suffered major head trauma and was placed into a medically induced coma after the incident, which occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in about the 3000 block of Southwest 13th Street, where it intersects with Southwest 14th Drive in front of the Paramount Plaza Hotel and Suites.

Witnesses told police that Lui did not have the cross signal and both the north and southbound lanes had a green light when an SUV crashed into her. The driver of the SUV was not injured.

The University of Florida Police Department helped GPD notify Lui’s next of kin. Lui’s family live in China and were unable to be reached over the weekend. The family has now been notified.

University of Florida police spokesman Major Brad Barber said UFPD uses a variety of methods to locate the families of international students. Barber said police will sometimes utilize the international studies department to help with translations. All university students are required to supply emergency contact information before they can register for classes.

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