COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) Texas A&M University police arrested a Brenham man they say hit a student when he drove on a campus sidewalk to avoid a parking gate.
Tass White, 67, was arrested for reckless driving Thursday after striking the student near the intersection of Spence Street and Ross Street on the Texas A&M campus.
According to the Texas A&M University Police Department, White tried to enter a gated area he did not have a pass to access by driving in quickly behind another driver. White told police he noticed he couldn't make it through the gate in time, so while the gate arms were coming down, he swerved onto the sidewalk to avoid damaging his vehicle.
Police say White said, "he did not realize that someone was on the sidewalk and she was struck by the vehicle."
University police said the student was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.