Posted on Nov 30, 2009The Thanksgiving holiday began tragically in Philiadelphia when three middle school students were struck by a speeding car as they walked home from school on Tuesday, November 24, according to MSNBC. The kids were let out of school early Tuesday for the Thanksgiving break, moving their typical late-afternoon commute to approximately 12:30 p.m. Around that time, a grey Dodge Charger sped down the road and into the pedestrian students, hitting one of them so hard that he was "knocked out of his shoes," says a fellow middle-schooler. The 42-year-old female driver attempted to leave the scene, but was stopped only a block away and arrested. Police are still investigating whether drugs or alcohol were involved in the tragic car accident. At the time of the report, one of the kids was in critical condition while the other two were in serious but stable condition at a local hospital.
As an advocate for injured and abused children, Chris Keane expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims in this accident, and he hopes for a full and fast recovery for all three students. As a father himself and experienced school injuries attorney and car accident lawyer, Chris Keane will answer all your questions for free with compassion and expertise if your child has been hurt. You may contact Chris Keane online or call him at 1-888-592-KIDS.