Two Woodlawn Middle School students were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after they were struck by a vehicle before school started Thursday morning, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said an 11-year-old and a 12-year-old who had walked to school were hit by a vehicle as they tried to cross Tiger Bend Road to go to a store.
The two were going to buy candy before school when they stepped into oncoming traffic, Hicks said.
One child has a broken leg and the other has abrasions, Hicks said.
Hicks said the driver
was not cited because the students stepped into oncoming traffic.