Stu­dent struck, killed in ac­ci­dent

Glenside News - - FRONT PAGE - By Linda Finarelli

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.

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