Three injured in wreck near school

October 1, 2010 4:32:15 PM PDT
Life Flight transported two victims from the scene of an accident in front of a high school in Baytown. According to Baytown police, a male student leaving Robert E Lee High School at about 3pm was driving a Hummer southbound on Market Street in front of the school when he had a seizure. The driver veered across traffic in his effort to get out of the roadway and struck a parked Jeep nearly head on. The Jeep then spun around and struck three people on the sidewalk in front of the school.

A woman holding a toddler in her arms was struck and knocked to the ground. Both were taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

A female student was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hermann Hospital, complaining of pain in her legs.

Officers on the scene say none of the injuries appear to be life threatening, but all of the victims have pretty bad cuts and scrapes.

Police say this was likely an unavoidable incident.

Sergeant Steve Dorris with the Baytown Police Department said, "This was just one of those things. They call them accidents for a reason. There's often a way to prevent accidents, and unfortunately, sometimes accidents just happen."

The drivers of the Hummer and the Jeep were not seriously hurt. The teen who suffered the seizure declined to comment to Eyewitness News. The driver of the Jeep was a parent waiting to pick up a student from school. Police say the airbag likely saved that driver's life.


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