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Car Hits BU Student Outside Frat Party

By Daniel C. Stevenson
Editor in Chief

ABoston University sophomore is still hospitalized in critical condition one week after being struck and thrown 107 feet by a speeding car as she left a Kappa Sigma party.

Winse Chan, 19, was hit at 1:50 a.m. last Saturday as she crossed Memorial Drive. She is in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The driver of the car, Kurnia Hermawan, also 19 and also a BUstudent, was cited for speeding and operating to endanger.

The car struck Chan at the 360 block of Memorial Drive, near Theta Delta Chi.

Kappa Sigma President Joshua V. Bennet '96 declined to comment on whether alcohol was served at the party, or if Chan, who is under the legal drinking age, was served alcohol.

Several students who attended the party said that alcohol was indeed served.

"We don't have enough information to warrant an investigation" about any wrongdoing on the part KappaSigma, said Neal H.Dorow, assistant dean and adviser to fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups.

Dorow said he was not sure if alcohol was served at the party, or if Chan drank alcohol at the party.

If alcohol was served to Chan, Kappa Sigma would be investigated and could be in trouble, said Associate Dean for Residence and Campus Activities Margaret A. Jablonski.

Driver panicked

Hermawan's 1995 BMWM3 was traveling eastbound on Memorial Drive at about 50 mph, according to State Police. The posted limit is 30 mph.

Hermawan, who had at least 400 feet of visibility coming around a curve, noticed four to five pedestrians crossing the street and panicked, State Police said.

Hermawan's car crossed three lanes before striking Chan, and stopped 215 feet later.

Damage to the car was estimated at $2,000.