Three high school students are in the hospital after a serious crash in Oak Cliff Thursday afternoon.
Officers said the teens were on their way to graduation rehearsal at Adamson High School when the car they were in crashed in the 2500 block of West Illinois Avenue near South Hampton Road just before 4 p.m.
The teens were rushed to Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Delvin Washington is in critical condition. Devin Harper and Kevin Ramos are listed in fair condition.
"All you hear was boom, I mean bad, even my kids, my little kids who were out, jumped up by being scared of it," said witness Sandra Carranco.
Carranco tried to help the teens escape.
"There was people who were behind the crash, tried to pull the people out, tried to pull the kids out, you couldn't, couldn't, the doors were hard," Carranco said.
A Dallas police spokesman told The Dallas Morning News there were three cars filled with students when the crash occurred.
Police believe speed may have been a factor in the crash.
“They were going at a pretty high speed,” said Dallas police Lt. Jose Garcia. “One car cut in front of another, lost control, hit a light pole and had a pretty bad accident.”
The students attend Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College High School at El Centro College. The class has fewer than 50 students.
Graduation is scheduled for Saturday at 3 p.m.
NBC 5 learned that an announcement was made during rehearsal. Dallas Independent School District spokesman Jon Dahlander said counselors were sent to the rehearsal, and the school’s principal was at the hospital with the injured students and their parents.
Dallas ISD released a statement regarding the crash.
"Our thoughts continue to be with the students who were injured, as well as with their families, classmates and the dedicated staff at Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College at El Centro. We will continue to do all we can to support the Lassiter school community during this difficult time."
NBC 5's Ray Villeda contributed to this report.