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Sandy Plains Elementary Student Struck by Car

The 8-year-old boy received serious injuries, according to Baltimore County police officials.

An 8-year-old boy is in serious condition at a local pediatric trauma center after being struck by a car Monday morning at Sandy Plains Elementary School.

Police responded to the school in the 8300 block of Kavanagh Road at about 8:30 a.m., according to a Baltimore County Police Department spokeswoman.

The boy was taken by ambulance to the trauma center with serious injuries, according to police.

The driver of the car that struck the child remained on the scene. The police department's crash team is investigating the incident. No other information was available.

Shell9 November 27, 2012 at 02:46 AM
It's sad. With that said Parents just let those kids out in the middle of the street. Even if it's on the other side. I am not saying this was the case. Parents double park right in the middle of the street. The Parents along with their children jay walk even when the crosswalk is steps away. I have never seen a more disorganized group of people. I have come close to hitting many parents and their children. They refuse to teach their kids how to cross a street. I think the county should start handing out citations for jay walking during 8am to 9am then 3pm to 4 pm on school days. Then finally they will learn to cross a street properly. My heart goes to the family and they 8 yr old.
Al Day November 27, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Shell9, if you have come close to hitting parents and their children many times as you state, then you are not a very good driver and should avoid ever turning the key again on your auto. IN a school zone it is important to driver very slowly and watch between each car for pedestrians and be ready to hit the brakes. Children are special and they are our future. If we don't take precautions to care for them now they will not be here for us when we get old. And don't give me the guff about the kids should watch out for you stuff. These are kids. You are the adult, I think. This is the second such incident this year in the area. Kids by definition are disorganized. Their brains are still forming. Drivers must be cautious.
Shell9 November 27, 2012 at 09:41 PM
You must not be a licensed driver. Call your local police station and ask them what is the drivers responsibility and the pedestrians responsibility. I see your posts from time to time. It seems to me that you like to create trouble just to create it. You obviously do not live in that school district. It is the parents responsibility to lead by example and to teach their children safely cross the street. I am a good driver. Kids understand right and wrong from an early age. If taught properly they will do the right thing. You must not have kids.If you do, you must let them run like bandits. Parenting without limits & expectations raise an unruly child. Don't give me a lecture. Geez, go bother someone else. If am going at or below the speed limit and someone runs out in front of me and I hit them....It is their fault. So I go on with the stress of running someone over just because their parent refused to be a parent.
MJ November 28, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Shell I am in complete agreeance w you! It drives me crazy to see adults and children Jay walking, which is still illegal to do. Kids have very delayed reactions and run instead of stopping when they should. I have had many kids just jump out from in between cars and its very nerve wracking! Police in this area should def start ticketing jaywalkers! When they get sick of paying fines maybe they will stop being lazy and cross at the cross walks. I remind my 14 Yr old son who walks to PTAP everyday, cross corner to corner always!! In the meantime... prayers for a full recovery for the child that was hit.

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