Father: Brothers hit by car outside school ‘stable’ at hospital

Posted at 10:06 AM, Dec 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-06 17:53:52-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - The driver of the car that hit two elementary school students Friday morning was charged with driving a vehicle with faulty brakes, according to Richmond Police.

The children, ages 10 and 7, suffered minor injuries when the car hit them along the 4300 block of Dorsett Rd., outside Broad Rock Elementary School, in Richmond about 8:47 a.m.

The children's father said both kids were in stable condition at Chippenham Hospital.

There are no crossing guards outside Broad Rock Elementary because every student at the school is assigned a bus, according to Richmond Schools spokeswoman Felicia Cosby. Some parents choose to have their children walk to school, Interim Richmond School Superintendent Dr. Jon Lewis Lewis wrote in an email to school board members.

Parents are advised to walk with them, he said.

Neighbors say it was just a matter of time before somebody got hit there, because drivers race down Dorsett Avenue. There are no speed bumps near the school.

CBS 6 News spoke with Council woman Reva Trammel, who said there is a reason why there are no speed bumps.