Two girls were injured but lucky to be alive after playing "chicken" with an SUV at a slumber party over the weekend.
The girls, age 13 and 14, were attending a slumber party Friday night, when they decided to lie in the road. A SUV drove over them, running over both girls. The driver didn't stop. The area was fairly dark, the only lights coming from a church next door to the party.
The girls are in the hospital, one suffering internal injuries, the other having a broken collarbone and several lost teeth. One family member of the girl who suffered the broken collarbone said her injuries were even more extensive. The that children were copying the stunts and dangerous behavior seen in movies like "Thirteen" and "The Program," shown in theaters in the last few years.
The identity of the SUV driver remains a mystery. Whether the person knew he had run over something, or had run over a person, was not known. With such a large vehicle, it likely didn't have any damage and its driver may not have even noticed running over the girls.
No charges have been filed in the case, although anyone intentionally leaving the scene of an accident could be charged with a felony for failing to stop and help.
"They probably know they hit something, but don't know if they hit a person."
Police asked the parents (and I quote), "At what point do you think about telling them not to lie down in the road?" he said.
Denman advised parents to talk to their children about considering the consequences of their choices. Freakin’ unbelievable is all I have to say. Click here to read the entire article.