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Chandler PD: 15-year-old seriously hurt after being hit by car near Arizona Avenue and Erie

Posted at 4:39 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 01:11:21-04

CHANDLER, AZ — Authorities say a 15-year-old student at Chandler High School suffered serious head injuries after being struck by a car Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to the scene near Arizona Avenue and Erie Street around 3:30 p.m.

Officers say the girl was crossing Arizona Ave. walking eastbound in the crosswalk on a green signal when she was struck by a red Volkswagen Bug turning right onto Arizona Avenue.

Police say the 16-year-old driver of the Volkswagen, a fellow student at Chandler High School, remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.

"It's mind-boggling, I fear for my kids and the safety of the children that go to the school," said Kathleen El-Amain who has two teens who go to the school.

“My son almost got hit last week in the crosswalk and had to be pulled off the road," she said. “I’ve seen times where cars dodge kids because they’re crossing the street and it’s only a certain amount of time that the kids get to cross the street.”

Just last week, two teens were hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle outside the school. Chandler fire says one victim suffered serious injuries while the other has minor injuries.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC15 News and for updates.