JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Only minor injuries occurred when an underage driver allegedly hit four kids walking to school.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and Duval County Public Schools confirm the kids were in front of Arlington Middle School on Monday morning when they were hit by someone driving the SUV, which then fled the scene.
A spokeswoman for the school district says the children were taken to a hospital with minor injuries. An email from a JSO spokeswoman at 11:12 a.m. says the children are in the 6th and 7th grade and that the driver, who they describe as a black male in a white SUV, stopped initially and then drove off.
WOKV's Matt Augustine spoke to a member of JSO arriving at the school who said that the driver was a 13-year-old girl who has turned herself in to the school. That individual says there was also an adult male in the front seat with the teen when they SUV hit the kids. There is no word on what his relationship to the girl might have been.
We're told by the member of JSO on scene that the girl would face four counts of felony hit-and-run and that there could be charges pending against the adult male as well.
JSO’s Public Information Office says only that they are talking to “involved parties” but there have not yet been any arrests in the case. The Office says the investigation is still ongoing.