Updated: Four MCPS High School Students Injured, One Seriously, After Being Struck By Car at Bus Stop
Montgomery County detectives investigate why cars collided Tuesday morning on Georgia Avenue in Aspen Hill
via Pete Piringer, MCFRS
Updated at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday: Montgomery County detectives are investigating why two cars collided Tuesday morning on northbound Georgia Avenue in Aspen Hill, sending one of the cars onto a sidewalk where it struck and injured four John F. Kennedy High School students, including a 15-year-old boy who sustained life-threatening injuries, as they waited at a school bus stop.
The boy and the other students, a 15-year-old girl and two 14-year-old girls who sustained nonlife-threatening injuries, were transported to local hospitals, along with the driver of the white 2014 Volkswagen Jetta that allegedly struck them. The driver, Henri Josue Guevara Chicas, age 21, of Galvez Street in Silver Spring, sustained nonlife-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital, police said Tuesday afternoon.
According to police, officers and county fire and rescue crews responded at responded at 6:56 a.m. to the 13600 block of Georgia Avenue for a report of a collision involving the Volkswagen and a blue Ford 500 sedan driven by Saihou Bunama Bojang, 25, of Featherwood Court in Silver Spring.
The sedan was traveling northbound after exiting a gas station at 13615 Georgia Ave. when it collided with the Jetta, also traveling northbound. The collision sent the Jetta onto the sidewalk, where it struck the students, police said.
Bojang and a 25-year-old passenger were not injured, police said.
All three northbound lanes on Georgia Avenue remained closed until Tuesday afternoon as Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service crews and county police investigated the scene. The lanes reopened at 1:30 pm., according to fire officials.
Police ask anyone with information to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.