JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Wolfson High School student has died from his injuries after being hit not once but twice trying to cross the street.
He was headed to class when it happened.
"Wolfson has kind of had very bad incidents over the two years that I've been there," said classmate Ashay Macklin.
Police said Malk Sunwabeh, 16, was trying to cross the street to school. A classmate, a 17-year-old girl, hit him first. Then police say a propane gas truck hit him again.
"I feel bad for the kids," said neighbor Daniel Hershberger.
Police said the girl left the scene out of sheer panic. A short time later, her parents brought her back.
"She's very sweet. It's nothing like her so I understand how he feels about panicking," Macklin said.
Neighbors said the stretch of Toledo Road is dangerous. There are no crosswalks and kids dart across.
"You kind of expect it in this area with all the cars and the kids trying to cross the road. They jump in front of the cars thinking they're unstoppable," said James Hershberger.
Macklin said she hopes today's incident prompts change. She'd like to at least see a cross walk added here.
"We're high schoolers and everybody has common sense to watch out for cars, but we should now," Macklin said.
Investigators said because Sunwabeh was not in a crosswalk, it is not clear if the driver will face charges.
The school has requested grief counselors for the students.