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4 children hurt in hit-and-run at Arlington Middle School

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Updated: 5/13/2013 8:10 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Four children are recovering after being hit by a white SUV while they were on their way to school, the driver of the SUV then took off.

The crash happened in front of Arlington Middle School on Tracy Road. Witnesses say a group of students were walking on the sidewalk when a car drove right into four girls.

"We were all together walking from the store, he came and swerved around the other cars and drove on the sidewalk," said Anah'ya Robinson, witness.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the students are in the sixth and seventh grade, all of them were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Another student, Warrenrina Harvey, says she saw a man driving the white SUV and a girl that goes to her school in the passenger seat. According to Harvey, the girl got out of the car after the crash.

"She was like yelling at him, like why did you do this. She was mad," said Harvey.

Two women who witnessed the crash, stopped to help the girls until the ambulance arrived.

"They were pretty banged up, scraped, and pretty shocked. They just appeared to be really scared," said Sheryl Treadwell, witness.

Harvey and Robinson say it could've just as easily been them and they now pray their classmates will make a speedy recovery.

"Those girls didn't do anything to him and he just hurt them. He probably could've damaged their lives," said Harvey.

Both Harvey and Robinson say from now on they'll be getting dropped off at school because they're too scared to walk to class.

JSO tells Action News they are no longer looking for the white SUV. Investigators are talking to parties involved but no arrests have been made.
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Realchange - 5/14/2013 2:09 AM
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Recently I witnessed kids refusing to use the side walk and walking in the road almost daring drivers to clip them. Why is it ok for kids, and even adults, to ignore a good side walk and walk in the street ? Not saying they were doing this in this case but I bet if the news crews filmed the area in secret in few schools zones they might be shocked by so called model student behavior. That is when no one is watching them see what they are doing in the streets.

Truthseeker - 5/13/2013 11:20 AM
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Below I have listed the "Related Links" for this story; -Woman left 2 children in SUV to drink at bar -DCF Report: Local children on the brink -JSO investigating after 3 children found wandering in Spring Park Question - How in the world does your newsroom think these stories are related? Are they related because they contain the word "children"? Maybe they are related because all of the headlines contain a vowel. Get real instead of trying to be sensational.
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