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2 children fatally struck by car outside elementary school in Prince George's County, Maryland

Nov. 20, 2023
The crash occurred near Riverdale Elementary School in Riverdale Park.

Two children walking to school in Riverdale Park, Maryland, have been struck and killed by a vehicle.

The Washington Post reports that the crash occurred Monday morning near Riverdale Elementary School in the Prince George’s County district.

Riverdale Park police said officers responded at about 8 a.m. for a “collision involving two children walking to school."

Deputy Chief Alan Doubleday of the county fire department said an emergency crew  rushed the two children to a hospital in “very critical” condition. Doubleday said he did not know their precise ages but said they were about 8 years old.

The driver of the vehicle that struck them remained on the scene after the crash, Doubleday said.

In a note to the school community, Assistant Principal Melissa Moore said the crash had occurred in front of the school during morning arrival time, but she offered no additional details.

Moore did not indicate if the victims were students at the school.

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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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