Three Tehachapi High School Students Struck and Injured in Pedestrian Crash with Vehicle
Three Tehachapi High School students were hit and injured by a vehicle in front of Tehachapi High School on Thursday afternoon.
The incident occurred in the afternoon when three students were walking along the sidewalk going westward. A woman driving an SUV all of a sudden accelerated from the parking lot area. Police reports state that the woman drove her SUV through a small area of grass and up onto the sidewalk, hitting the three students as they were walking.
The woman then careened her vehicle onto the southbound lanes of Dennison Road and crossing over a median. She finally stopped her SUV in the northbound lanes. The three students were a 15-year-old who needed to be airlifted to Antelope Valley Hospital and is in critical condition. The 14-year-old and 16-year-old had to be ground transported via ambulance to San Joaquin Community Hospital.
Tehachapi Police stated that the woman driver was at school picking up her son and had somehow pushed on the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision.
“According to experts drivers are responsible the majority of the time for pedestrian accidents. These collisions occur when drivers are careless and fail to yield in a crosswalk or when they turn right on a red light without looking out for a pedestrian,” said a California pedestrian accident and personal injury lawyer.
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