Two Students and Parent Hospitalized after Vehicle Crashes into School Fence on Reed Road
ESCONDIDO, CA (August 16, 2018) – Four people were injured Thursday afternoon following a pedestrian crash at Hidden Valley Middle School.
According to the Escondido Police Department, the incident took place shortly before 2:00 PM at 2700 Reed Road. A 75-year-old woman was picking up her grandchildren from school when her vehicle drove through an iron fence.
An 11-year-old girl and her 42-year-old mother were struck by the vehicle and sustained unspecified injuries. The student was transported to the Rady Children’s Hospital, while her mother was taken to the Palomar Medical Center. A 13-year-old boy was reportedly injured, but he did not require hospitalization.
The driver’s 13-year-old granddaughter, who had just gotten into the car, also suffered injuries and was airlifted to Rady Children’s Hospital.
Authorities stated that the driver of the vehicle got “confused” when she accelerated through the parking lot. However, an investigation is ongoing to verify the claim and to identify possible contributing factors. Additional information was not provided to the public at this time.
When behind the wheel, make sure to pay attention to your surroundings. Look out for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vehicles, especially in areas with schools. By driving carefully, you can prevent dangerous accidents on the road, and keep yourself and others safe.
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