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Hit-and-Run: Seneca Valley Student Suffers Minor Injuries While Walking to School

Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle which struck a teenager while he was walking to Seneca Valley High School on Friday morning, January 12.

According to a letter sent home by school administrators, “This morning, while walking to school, a student was struck by a car. The car left the scene. The student was able to walk the rest of the way to school. Upon arrival, the student informed the main office of the incident. While the student did not appear to have suffered any serious injury, 911 was called for further assessment. At approximately 7:35 am, several emergency vehicles arrived on campus. The student was transported to the hospital for further examination.”

Montgomery County Police confirmed that 15-year-old male suffered “very minor” injuries after being struck by a hit-and-run driver this morning. Police were still looking for the driver and vehicle Monday afternoon.

MCPD spokesperson Rick Goodale said the student was in the crosswalk of the eastbound lanes of Middlebrook Road when the car making a left-turn from Crystal Rock Road struck the student. According to Goodale, the student suffered “very, very minor injuries but because of his age and that his parents were not available he could not refuse medical treatment and was taken to the Germantown Emergency Center on Germantown Road for evaluation.”

“This incident reminds us all of the importance of safe transportation to and from school,” said the letter sent home from Seneca Valley High School Assistant Principal Brian Beaubien. “Please remind your friends and neighbors of the importance of driving carefully, especially during the times before and after school hours.”

In October 2012, Christina Morris-Ward, a 15-year-old Seneca Valley High School student was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking to school at the intersection of Germantown Road and Wisteria Drive.

File Photos by Germantown Pulse.