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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Md. Student, 15, Killed While Crossing Road To School

WASHINGTON - A 15-year-old student was killed Wednesday morning after she was hit by a vehicle when attempting to cross Route 118. It is believed she was on her way to school, Montgomery County police say.

The victim, Christina Morris-Ward, of Germantown, Md., was a sophomore at Seneca Valley High School. Morris-Ward was hit by a 2010 Ford Fusion traveling in the northbound lanes just before 7 a.m.

Morris-Ward was transported to a local hospital where she died.



Anonymous said...

If the driver had a green light - or she wasn't in a crosswalk...we go back to the laws of stupidity....

Anonymous said...

The article stated the driver DID have the green light. Some people think they automatically get the right of way just by stepping into traffic.

That is not the case. Peds have rules they must follow too. But most of the time we all know how well they follow the rules. Ditto for bicycles.

Sorry for the parents.

But this was completely avoidable.

Anonymous said...

This article should be shared with the kids at Wi Middle. After school, they run across Rt 50 to get home. They avoid the crosswalks and the crossing guards. They also do not always use the lights that control traffic.

When I went to school, failing to cross with the crossing guard meant suspension. I hated waiting, but at the end of the day we were safe.