Two Northwest High School Students Struck By SUV
Less than one week after four high school students from Kennedy High School were struck by a vehicle while waiting at the bus stop on Georgia Ave, there has been another pedestrian incident involving multiple MCPS students; this time in Germantown.
According to police, two Northwest High School students were struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Richter Farm Road at about 2:35 pm on Monday afternoon October 15, shortly after dismissal.
Police confirmed a 15-year-old female and a 16-year-old male both suffered non-life threatening injuries when they were struck by what police called a Nissan SUV, driven by a 46-year-old male driver.
According to radio reports, the 16-year-old male suffered an injury to this head and a broken arm. He was transported to a local hospital by MCFRS EMS as a Priority 2 trauma patient. As for the 15-year-old female, she reported pain in her leg where the vehicle struck her and was transported to a local hospital as Priority 3 patient.
Northwest Principal Jimmy D’Andrea sent an email to the community confirming the incident. “Two Northwest students were struck by a car at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Richter Farm Road. Emergency responders and school staff members immediately responded to the scene,” wrote D’Andrea.
“A number of Northwest students witnessed the accident or saw the emergency vehicles afterward. Counselors will be available in the coming days to talk to students as needed. We are also working with the Montgomery County Police Department to review the circumstances of the incident and to ensure that all students are able to travel safely to and from school,” he wrote to parents and students.
It was not a good day for traffic in the area of Northwest High School, earlier Monday morning at about 7:30 am, police and fire/rescue were called to Richter Farm Road in the area of Northwest for another collision during the morning drop-off traffic period.
The Northwest Community is still mourning the death of a senior who was killed in a traffic accident earlier this month. Northwest held a memorial for Josh Snyder at the football stadium on Saturday evening.
MCPD police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the collision. Anyone who might have more information, who has not already been interviewed by police is asked to call the 5th District Station at 240-773-6200.
Photos courtesy MCFRS.