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Pedestrians Struck on Edmonds Avenue Near Lakeland Elementary

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2013/9/13 3:20:00 (2594 reads)

Open in new windowAround 6 p.m. Thursday evening, three pedestrians were struck by a car while crossing Edmonds Lane from Basswood Manor apartments to Lakeland Elementary for a school orientation event.

Lewisville Police Captain Kevin Deaver said that a mother and her two children were crossing the street from West to East going to the school, when a Southbound car on the inside lane struck the three of them.

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Deaver said that one of the children was transported by ambulance, and the mother and other child were airlifted by Careflite to hospitals in Dallas. The mother reportedly had a broken leg. Although they were transported by helicopter, Deaver said he did not think the children's injuries were life-threatening. Both children were transported to Childrens Hospital of Dallas, and the mother was transported to Parkland.

Deaver said the accident occurred when a driver in the outside Southbound lane stopped to allow the pedestrians to cross, which blocked the view of pedestrians to the driver on the inside lane. The driver who hit the family did stop to assist, and police believe that no charges will be filed, since the collision was accidental.

Update 9/12/2013 - 10:34 p.m.
Although police initially told us, and we reported that the pedestrians crossed mid-block, we are told that witnesses place the pedestrians in the crosswalk at the time of the accident. A photo on the NBC5i website shows the location where the car stopped to be past the crosswalk at the intersection of Raldon.

Update 9/13/2013 - 8:15 a.m.:
Lewisville Police Sergeant Paul Barron confirms that the pedestrians were in the crosswalk at the time they were struck. The crosswalk is mid-block, and normally manned with a crossing-guard before and after school, but was not manned at the time of the accident. The driver in the accident was not cited at the time, and Barron said that they did not suspect any intoxication. However, as a routine step in the investigation, the driver voluntarily submitted to a blood test.

Here are two photos taken this morning at the accident scene, one showing police paint marks on the road, and the other showing how the crosswalk is marked for drivers.
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We will update this post if we receive any further information about the victims' status.

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