Two J.L. Long 8th grade girls were seriously injured Thursday afternoon when a car driven by a Woodrow Wilson High School student hit them near Santa Fe and Glasgow off school property. We’re checking on the extent of the injuries (both girls are in the hospital and have been reported in serious condition), and DISD is not releasing the names of the victims or the driver at this point. I talked with DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander, who said the Woodrow student driving the car has brothers who attend Long. Grief counselors have been sent to Long today, and we’ll post more information as we receive it.
UPDATE: Here’s are two links (click here and here) to the police reports about the incident. Since it appears that all of the students involved are under 18, no names are included, and there’s not much information here other than that the accident occurred on Santa Fe, the car involved was a 1985 tan/beige Ford, and the police initially recommended that the driver be charged with aggravated assault beause of the injuries to the girls (this is a fairly common initial charge when a motor vehicle injures a pedestrian, and it shouldn’t be taken as an indication of any wrongdoing on the part of the driver).
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