Assistant Principal Hospitalized After Being Struck By Car Outside Coral Springs School

An assistant principal was rushed to the hospital after being pinned under a vehicle outside a Coral Springs school Wednesday morning.

Crews responded to the scene on Riverside Drive outside J.P. Taravella High School around 8 a.m. after reports of a person needing to be rescued from the crash after a car turning onto Riverside Drive hit the woman.

The victim was later identified as Lisa Pannazzo, the 12th grade assistant principal at Taravella High.

Pannazzo was helping students cross the street to the school when the incident happened.

She was airlifted to Broward Health North Hospital with officials saying her injuries appear to not be life-threatening.

Broward Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said she likely suffered multiple broken bones and was undergoing surgery.

"It's very disheartening, we're praying and hoping for the best for this administrator," Runcie said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the J.P. Taravella High School employee who was injured during an accident in front of the school this morning," Broward Public Schools spokesperson Tracy Clark said in a statement. "District and school staff are focused on ensuring the employee and employee’s family have the support they need during this difficult time and throughout the recovery process. Counselors are also available at the school to assist students and staff."

Police said no citations will be issued since the assistant principal wasn't wearing protective equipment and shouldn't have been in the roadway.

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