Three Students Struck by Car in Front of Santana High, No Serious Injuries

Minor injuries are reported in the mid-morning accident.

Three students were struck by a vehicle near in Santee Monday morning, but none of them were seriously hurt, authorities said.

The accident occurred at N. Magnolia Avenue and Carefree Drive at about 8:30 a.m. as the girls were attempting to cross the street, according to Lt. Jim Duffy.

The injuries were minor, he said.

-City News Service

Kathy October 18, 2011 at 06:22 AM
David, I did see on the news where the woman was at fault. I am sorry your daughter was involved and hope she is O.K. The news had said no one was injured, so I was very relieved to here that, was that not a true statement? My neighbor who was traveling the opposite direction and stopped when she say the accident, said no one was treated by medical personnel, so I thought, thank goodness the girls and driver were O.K. Again, I hope your daughter and the other 2 girls are O.K., I'm sure it was very scarey.
Kathy October 18, 2011 at 06:28 AM
I really think the Sheriff Dept could write their quota, if the spend a couple of days a month. I can't tell you how many idiots teenagers, especially boys in trucks, turn onto Magnolia, off of Second, going 40 + mph. I am amazed they can even make the turn without rolling their vehicles. It is the same old thing of trying to impress their fellow students. Since I have lived in the same house in Santee for over 21 yrs, I have ONLY seen Sheriffs radar right next to the Parking Lot Exit maybe a dozen times and never at Magnolia and Second.
David October 18, 2011 at 02:09 PM
Good morning Kathy. Yes, the driver was at fault. Seems (not seen official police report yet) he ran the red light while making a right turn off Carefree onto Magnolia. News was a bit wrong on the injuries; all 3 girls were injured. 2 taken to the hospital by ambulance and 1 (my daughter) driven by mom. None sustained serious injury; all are pretty banged up and extremely sore this morning. There were paramedics on the scene (as was the school nurse) and while I guess no one was treated on the scene for medical needs they were triage'd and sent to hospitals.
shirley October 18, 2011 at 04:39 PM
I know this is all getting off topic, but I agree with the speeding trucks down Magnolia. However, it's not just the kids speeding down the streets. I drive a small compact car and am constantly being tail gated down the street and then cut off by plenty of adults running those changing lights.
Kathy October 18, 2011 at 06:24 PM
Wow, David, I am so sorry, I guess the media left a lot out, no surprise. I bet they are very sore but please make sure you have a full work up done on your daughter and she won't have problems in the years to come. My daughter was a passenger in an auto accident when she was younger, I didn't demand to have enough test done and she ended up having major back surgery at the age of 19. The surgeon said the damage was from the accident years before. I so wish I would of had an MRI done of her spine at the time of the accident. Your Daughter and the other 2 girls are in my thoughts.


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