Two middle school-aged kids were struck by a car in the 1400 block of N. Valley Parkway at about 4:24 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24.
Lewisville Police Captain Dan Rochelle said that police had learned the kids were crossing the street in the area around the Valley Ridge Greenbelt when one car had stopped to allow the kids to cross. Rochelle said the kids crossed, but that another car was coming, and the kids and the driver of that car did not see each other until it was too late.
Rochelle said that the driver of the car remained on scene after the accident, and that the kids were transported to the hospital with what were believed to be minor injuries.
Although the area in which the kids were struck is near Huffines Middle School, it is past the end of the school zone, and the speed limit is 35 mph. There are marked crosswalks connecting both sides of the city’s trail system across the road in that area, and photos show the victims and a vehicle stopped at that point, but we do not have detail on whether the kids were crossing within the crosswalk or not.
We expect to get more details later, and will update this story when we do.
Capt. Dan Rochelle said that the victims were a 12-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl. They had initially been transported to Medical City Lewisville, but then taken to another hospital with non- life-threatening injuries.
The crash report stated that the driver of a jeep had seen the kids running into the median from the south to cross the street, and had stopped for them. The driver of a van traveling 30 mph in the northbound right lane did not see the kids. He said the kids also did not see her. The children were in a crosswalk when hit.
Police did not believe there was any intoxication involved, and did not cite the 48-year-old woman who was the driver. Rochelle said it was being treated as a pure accident.
(Photo courtesy Esmeralda Berber)