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Two teenagers struck by SUV
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Forsyth County News

Authorities have not charged the driver who struck two teenagers Friday night while they were crossing a busy road near The Avenue Forsyth.

Forsyth County Sheriff's Capt. Frank Huggins said the incident occurred about 9 p.m. on Peachtree Parkway near Ronald Reagan Boulevard.

The boy and girl, both 14, were taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite with what Huggins said were not life-threatening injuries.

Their identities have not been released because of their age. Their conditions could not be determined, though Huggins said the girl may have had a broken arm and leg, while the boy had some scrapes.

The driver of a 1998 Ford Explorer, 31-year-old Jessica Haley Bean, was traveling north on Peachtree approaching Ronald Reagan when the collision occurred, Huggins said.

"Two pedestrians running across the street through traffic were struck by (Bean), who was unable to see them until she struck them," he said.  

"All witnesses on the scene said the two juvenile pedestrians were not crossing at a crosswalk and were running into traffic, which caused both to be struck."

Huggins said the teens were fortunate not to have suffered more severe injuries. He reminded other pedestrians to use caution when crossing roads.

"With the rate of speed that traffic rolls through there, they were very lucky," he said.

"[Walkers should] cross only when it's safe, when you have the light and don't jaywalk, especially on high-traffic roads like this."