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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  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.

Buzz Beeler September 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Jay, good comment. I drive by there every day and see the same thing.
Scott September 11, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Students were hit at 3:15. The SRO (School Resource Officer) is finished at 3:00. It is the student's responsibility to be respectful citizens and follow the LAW by crossing at the intersection not in the middle of Wise Avenue. Often students jaywalk in front of the school and EXPECT that drivers will stop. It is an unfortunate accident however it was preventable if the students used better judgement,.
Al Day September 11, 2012 at 08:03 PM
You condescending fools. These are children, not adults. If they were fully responsible adults they wouldn't be walking home from SCHOOL! You cluck your tongues and look down your noses because you don't want to be disturbed by watching out for youngsters near schools. Shame on you. Better to tie a millstone around your neck than to harm one of the little ones. Sound familiar? If not try reading the bible.
Shell9 September 11, 2012 at 09:32 PM
My girls are 12, 16, and 20 years old. I expect them to know how to cross a street. I expect them to be responsible at their age to know right from wrong. I expect them to follow rules and not break laws. Something that has been instilled in them since they were toddlers, through elementary, middle and high school. I raise my kids to know that it is not all about them and the world doesn't revolve around them. Some thing so basic as crossing the street in the crosswalk should be a given. If the kids are breaking the most basic of rules, then I blame the parents for not being proactive. By the time kids are in High school they should know what is expected of them and how to follow basic safety rules. We have kids in this country learning how to drive at 16..They better know what the rules are.....I'm a christian and I can say that in the bible.....TEENAGE kids were running family business and having families..They knew how to be responsible.
Chrissy January 05, 2013 at 03:17 AM
Why should the driver get charged ? He or She was not at falt if the kids jaywalked ! These kids should know how to cross the street. Forgive me if i'm wrong, but I don't think I'm wrong by saying that kids are tought how to cross the street in kindergarden if they are walkers all the way up to 6 or 7th grade.... I do feel sorry for them and there family, I hope the best for them.

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