Driver hits 2 cross-country team members as girls were running before school in League City

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Thursday, September 10, 2020
Driver hits 2 cross-country team members in League City
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The story above is a reminder for drivers that though schools aren't as busy as usual, students are still out there.

LEAGUE CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- Two students on the girls' cross-country team for Clear Falls High School were taken to the hospital after they were hit by a car Thursday morning.

League City police told ABC13 it happened on E. League City Parkway at Lawrence Road, just outside of the high school around 6:30 a.m.

Authorities said the team was running before school and as they reached E. League City Parkway, a driver hit two of the runners.

One girl hit the car's windshield. Both girls were taken to HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake with non-life-threatening injuries.

The girls are students in the 9th and 10th grades at Clear Falls HS. Clear Creek ISD has had 9th grade, 6th grade, kindergarten and some special needs students on campus since Monday, Aug. 31. All students, no matter if they're learning at home or in school, can participate in extracurricular activities.

League City PD says the incident is being treated as an accident and that the driver is not at-fault as the girls crossed in front of incoming traffic.

Clear Creek ISD Chief Communications Officer Elaina Polsen told ABC13, "The Clear Creek Independent School District is investigating the accident involving two Clear Falls High School Cross Country students who were running with the team in an early morning practice. We have administrators at the hospital. We will explore all aspects of this incident."

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