High school student recovering after being hit by 2 vehicles

By Melissa Eichman, Reporter
Last Updated: Friday, October 19, 2012, 6:41 AM EDT

The 16-year-old high school student struck by multiple vehicles in Thursday morning is recovering at a Tampa hospital.

According to Tampa Police spokesperson Andrea Davis, the Hillsborough High School student, identified as Andra Glover, was hit and knocked down by one vehicle on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Central Ave and then had her arm ran over by another vehicle. The crash happened just before 7 a.m.

The Kia sedan that struck Glover first had a smashed windshield. A Chevy SUV in an adjacent lane hit her while she was on the ground. Both drivers stopped after the crash, Davis said.

Davis said Glover was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries. She is currently listed in fair condition.

According to police, Glover was in the crosswalk but walking against the light.

The investigation is ongoing but it appears no charges will be filed.

"Both drivers stayed behind (at the scene), both drivers were obviously upset," Davis said. "We're talking about a 16-year-old student. It's very tragic but it looks like everything is going to end okay."

Glover’s friends are praying for their classmate.

"I feel really bad,” said Shane Griffin. “Just the other day she was with me she was having fun, now she's in the hospital, makes me feel real bad. I want to go home and pray for her."

Glover’s homeroom teacher said class was quiet Thursday.

"When I talked to my homeroom class they were pretty shocked, because usually she's here every day and to find out she wasn't here it was pretty silent in my homeroom, quiet,” said Jean Wiser.

Now, parents are reminding their own kids to be careful.

"It's scary,” said Temetris Anderson, “because it could have been one of mine and if I would have got that devastating news, I don't know what I would have done, because that is dangerous when kids have to walk to school."

Classmates are hoping for the best.

"I’ll keep her in my prayers, I’ll keep her family in my prayers and I hope she's okay,” said Joquana Anderson.

Friends and teachers describe Glover as outgoing, happy and fun to be around.