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Hit-and-Run Driver Bumped Kids in Burleson Crosswalk

Police say driver may not even realize he hit two girls



    Police and school officials in Burleson want the public's help in finding a driver who bumped two girls in a crosswalk on the way to Hughes Middle School on Monday.

    The children were hit as they crossed Charlyne Drive along Thomas Street down the street from their school.

    A Burleson Independent School District alert to parents described the vehicle as a silver or gray sport utility or van with a man at the wheel.

    The girls were not seriously injured, but neighbors and officials said they consider it a safety warning for both children and drivers.

    Looking For Driver Who Bumped Kids With Car

    [DFW] Looking For Driver Who Bumped Kids With Car
    Burleson police are looking for driver who bumped two girls with their car and may not even know it.
    (Published Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012)

    "Even if the person isn't identified, we can at least make everyone else aware of the fact that this is something we need to think about," Assistant Superintendent Brad Lewis said.

    Burleson police Cmdr. Chris Havens said it is not clear whether the driver even knew he bumped the children.

    "We're very fortunate that the girls weren't injured in a severe manner," he said. "But I think it's a great opportunity to bring the public's awareness of paying attention, because a lot of times kids have other things on their minds, and it's their responsibility as drivers to be aware of their surroundings and what's going on."

    Neighbor Debbie Holt said Thomas Street is busy before and after school.

    "It doesn't surprise me, because there is a lot of traffic down here, and there's a lot of kids," she said. "A lot of times, they'll just keep walking, and they're sitting there texting."

    Citizens with information about the incident are asked to call Burleson Police at 817-426-9903.