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Student struck by vehicle near South Houston High School in Pasadena

PASADENA, Texas – A student was airlifted to the hospital Monday morning after being struck by a vehicle in Pasadena.

The accident happened near South Houston High School in the 3800 block of Shaver and E. Edgebrook around 7 a.m.

According to Pasadena police, two girls were running across the busy five-lane highway when one of them was struck by a vehicle.  The victim, a 17-year-old junior at the high school, suffered severe injuries, including broken bones and head trauma.

The friend made it across safely.  The victim was taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

"The motorist stopped, he is cooperating with authorities and our crash investigation team is actually investigating the accident now," said Lt. James Holt, Pasadena Police Department. "The latest report that we heard is that the girl is in stable condition.

Police said the girls were not using the crosswalk at the time of the accident.

"Our hearts and prayers definitely go out to this young girl and her family and friends," Holt said. "We would like to remind our motorists to just be cautious when you're traveling around the schools, and if you're crossing the roadway, try to use the crosswalks."

Police said it was still dark outside at the time of the crash and the driver will not likely face any charges.