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Two students hit by car while waiting for bus

Posted October 2, 2008
Updated October 12, 2011

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— Two Wake County middle school students are recovering after being struck by a car Thursday morning.

The Heritage Middle School students were waiting for their bus when the accident happened at Gross and Bratt avenues, off Ligon Mill Road.

The injured students were transported to WakeMed.

School officials said the driver of the car was a teenager. Her name was not released.

The teen said she did not see the children because her windows were fogged up, school officials said.

The names and conditions of the injured students were withheld.

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  • lorivalentine1 Oct 3, 2008

    Unfortunately this is and will be an ongoing issue for a long time. As not all parents can take their kids to school and can not be at the bus stop to ensure their kids are not acting irresponsibly like they sometimes do no matter what parents try to instill and inexperienced or distracted dricvers will always be a hazard. We can only try as a society to keep teaching our kids and hope drives will be more responsible.

  • OncomingStorm Oct 3, 2008

    Agreed Shane: kids of all ages wait near parents parked protectively in their SUVs at my apt. complex. Kids walking and playing while they and the parents block the road access. I just want to honk at them some days, but I'm afraid they'd dart in front of me out of sheer stupidity.

  • Hell-Raiser Oct 3, 2008

    There's a bus stop a house down from mine, and every morning i see elementary thru high school aged kids running in and out in the middle of the road without looking. Also, the driver should make attempts as necessary to clear the windows. In my opinion, the blame could go both ways, kids and driver, from what i experience everyday.

  • sggoodri Oct 3, 2008

    This is a subdivision street with curb and gutter and lots of driveways. Even if the pedestrian were standing still in the street, a driver traveling too fast to see them in the dark with headlamps on would be traveling too fast for many other conditions one would expect for such a location, including drivers backing out of driveways, parked cars, tipped over trash cans, etc.

    I'm a strong advocate of bicyclists using front and rear lights at night and pedestrians taking precautions at night such as wearing light clothing and following the traffic laws to the letter, but visibility is a pretty lame excuse on a neighborhood street with low speed limits.

  • san4short Oct 3, 2008

    "Please, I implore all of you make some small sacrifices and get them out of public schools. In later years you will say to your self it is the best thing you ever did!"

    I don't think anyone gets that statement. What does having your child going to public or private school have anything to do with what happened here? Sorry, but that makes no sense. My kids both go to public school and my husband or I drive them, that's our choice because it's peace of mind for us that we know they got their safe. However, if my youngest were to take the bus, I can assure you, I would have him sitting in my car till the minute that bus pulled up and I would walk him to the bus to make sure he got on safely.

    This teen could have driven into anyone because she couldn't see, it just happened to be kids waiting for a bus.

  • angora2 Oct 3, 2008

    "Please, I implore all of you make some small sacrifices and get them out of public schools. In later years you will say to your self it is the best thing you ever did!"

    That's your opinion; not everyone had your experience with private schools. And if run a stoplight and get splatted taking your kids to private school, have you ensured their safety?

  • jobchick2004 Oct 3, 2008

    Maybe I'm old or something, but I was taught to clear my windows before I drove.

  • G-man Oct 3, 2008

    The story doesn't give enough information to evaluate fully but why were they in the road?

  • familyfour Oct 3, 2008

    I don't like my family.

    Then that is sad. You will certainly need them one day. Learn to forgive and move on. Show some love.
    Dr. Dataclerk
    October 3, 2008 10:50 a.m.
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    Data, you could have posted this on my profile. If you knew my family (which you have said are yours as well) you would know why. Don't judge me. I do not judge you. If you want to pick my profile apart, fine. It's my opinion, and I have a right to voice it.

  • Scubagirl Oct 3, 2008

    The teen said she did not see the children because her windows were fogged up, school officials said.

    Another example of reason to raise the driving limit. At least w/ a few more years will grant a little bit, admittedly not much, common sense.

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