Two Patapsco High Students Struck by Car
A brother and sister were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital with serious injuries.
Two local high school students, a brother and sister, were taken to a local hospital after being struck by a car this afternoon.
Baltimore County police received a call about the incident at about 3:15 p.m. Thursday, according to police spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher.
The two Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts students were attempting to cross Wise Avenue, a five-lane road, near the school when they were struck, Rogers-Feher said.
"They were struck while crossing mid-street," she said. "The car in the fast lane was able to stop but it appears that, at this time, the car in the slow lane did not see them."
Both were taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital's pediatrics center with serious injuries. The boy appeared to have suffered a head injury, according to the spokeswoman.
School officials were notified and the driver of the car stayed on the scene.
"This was a matter of the students jaywalking, and you can't jaywalk crossing a five-lane road," Rogers-Feher said.