HIALEAH, Florida – Two teenage girls were rushed to Ryder Trauma Center and another was taken to Palmetto General Hospital after the three were hit by a car at the intersection of Okeechobee Road and S.E. 4th avenue on Thursday.
One witness said that most other drivers could not see the girls because a tractor trailer blocked them from view as they crossed the street.
According to Detective Carlos Zogby of the Hialeah Police Department, the three Miami Springs Middle School students were apparently headed to the corner store across the busy lanes of Okeechobee Road and S.E Fourth Ave. when they tried to beat the light.
The Hialeah car accident is not the first of its kind at this busy intersection. In 2002, after four seperate car accidents where students were hit at this same intersection, students protested and called for local government officials to erect a catwalk to allow students from the nearby middle school to cross the street safely.
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