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Two Montgomery County teens struck by car, hospitalized on Walk to School Day

Two Montgomery County teenagers are in the hospital after a car jumped the curb and hit them as they were walking to a bus stop Wednesday morning.  

According to police, a 16-year-old girl and an 18-year-old boy were walking together in the 1600 block of East Randolph Road around 6:20 a.m. when a car traveling eastbound lost control and jumped the curb.

The girl was struck from behind. Police are still investigating whether the boy was also hit by the car or if he was injured trying to get out of the way. It is unknown what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

Both of the teens, students at Springbrook High School, were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Police said their injuries are not life-threatening and both expected to recover. Their families and school officials have been notified, police said.

The driver, whose identity has not been released, also suffered minor injuries.

Police said the teenagers were walking to a bus stop and may have been on their way to school when they were hit.

Montgomery County is participating in Walk to School Day, an international event encouraging children to walk rather than drive.

Staff writer Mark Berman contributed to this post.


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