A Montgomery County high school student was hit by a police car after a Friday night football game, police said.
The unidentified fifteen-year-old-girl is a student at Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg. At around 9:15 p.m. just as a football game between Watkins Mill High School and Clarksburg High School ended, 911 was flooded with calls about fights breaking out.
More police officers, in addition to the eight officers assigned to the game, were dispatched to control the crowd.
Police said as responding officers turned onto a street adjacent to the school the unidentified girl stepped between two marked cruisers and was hit by one of them. She was taken to a hospital where she remains in critical condition.
The officer involved in the crash, 18-year veteran Corporal Raymond Bennett has been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation. Three other officers have also been placed on paid administrative leave due to their part in providing immediate emergency care for the injured girl.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed this collision and have not talked to investigators to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 301-840-2435. Callers may remain anonymous
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