Two Teenagers Struck By Car in Front of a Cobb County High School
Cobb County, GA – according to wsbtv.com, two teenage boys were hit by a car right at the Cobb County high school. The accident caused life threatening injuries to one of the two victims.*
The accident causing two teenagers to be struck by a vehicle in front of Wheeler High School has left one of the two teenage boys with life threatening injuries.
Witnesses to the accident describe it as being horrific. One male individual told reporters that he witnessed the two boys located in the crosswalk of the road, one carrying a heavy weight lifting rack, when a driver in the opposite lane hit them. The violent nature of the impact caused the boys to become airborne. "It was a terrifying moment. I thought I was going to see this young man die right before my very eyes," the male witness said. “Both of them were literally knocked out of their shoes," he said. He further noted that “I saw them plain as day, so we stopped and sat there while they went in front of us.”
The witness stated that the driver was operating a black Mercedes, the car of which sped towards the crosswalk and didn’t stop for the boys. The witness asserted that he quickly exited his car and attempted to render aid to the victims. One of the boys was located at the side of the road near the area of the sidewalk. The other victim that was struck came flew into the windshield of the Mercedes and then ended up in the center of one of the lanes, exposing him to oncoming traffic. The witness further stated that he tried talking with the victim, telling him to continue to breath and stay with them.
Police identify the Mercedes operator as a seventy three year old woman from Marietta, Georgia. It is not clear at this time whether she will be charged for the accident.
The crash has caused neighbors in the area to voice their issues with the crosswalk in front of the high school. The problem is that there is not sufficient signage in the area of the crosswalk. Many note that following the crash, they are calling for new devices to alert drivers as to the existence of the crosswalk, such as blinking lights.
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