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Franklin High School teacher struck after Homecoming Parade

Franklin Police officers responding to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle activated the Franklin Police Critical Response Team Friday. According to FPD Public Information Lt. Charles Warner, officers on the scene assessed the extent of the victim’s injuries and determined that in addition to paramedics, the CRT was needed as well. An assessment by paramedics revealed that the victim’s condition was not as critical as first thought by officers on the scene.

Franklin High School special education teacher Barbara Rogers, 59 of Franklin, was struck while attempting to cross the street by a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Analicia Vega, who is not a current Franklin High School student.

Rogers was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Details of her condition and release from the hospital are not available due to an ongoing investigation, according to Warner.

Warner said, “The Critical Response Team is activation for serious injuries or fatality crashes. This team does not investigate all pedestrian accidents. ”

He said that the CRT’s report has not yet been filed. When asked about potential charges, Warner was not prepared to respond as the investigation is still pending the outcome of the critical response team’s report.

Warner said, “Vega was visibly upset following the crash.”

Warner said that the incident occurred after the homecoming parade had ended and traffic conditions were congestedat the time of the accident.

Posted on: 10/8/2012


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