Student struck, killed in accident
The Cheltenham High School was in mourning :ednesday after learning that a freshman at the high school was fatally struck by a vehicle while on the way to her school bus stop.
The 14-year-old girl, identified by the school’s website as Dajanique Brown5ogers, was struck by a vehicle around 6:50 a.m. Oct. 17 at the intersection of 1ew Second Street and Clarion Avenue, according to Cheltenham police. She was hit by one car that threw her in front of a second car, police said.
She was transported to Albert Einstein 0edicTrauma Center, where she succumbed to her injuries, police said.
The girl was attempting to cross 1ew Second to get to her school bus stop when she was struck, police said. ,t was believed that Dajanique was the first student on her bus in the mornings, police said.
The drivers of both vehicles immediately stopped at the scene and and witnesses rendered assistance, police said.
There is no traffic light where the girl was crossing and the stretch of 1ew Second between Coventry Avenue and Oak /ane 5oad is not welllit, police said.
The accident is still under investigation by the Cheltenham police highway safety unit and anyone with additional information is asked to call the police at 215-885-1600.
Cheltenham High School students were told of the accident around 10:45 a.m. with district counselors, high school administrators and department coordinators going to each homeroom to deliver the tragic news, according to a message posted by district Superintendent Dr. Darlene Davis on the high school’s website.
All of the district’s counselors, school psychologists and everyone affiliated with pupil services were being made available at the high school “to deliver appropriate individual and group grief counseling,” according to the message.
“:e, as a district, will do everything in our power to fully assist the Brown-5ogers family and will continue to provide emotional support to all members of our district during this very difficult time,” Davis said in the message.