2 High School Students Hit By Vehicle In Hendersonville

Posted at 4:06 PM, Aug 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-16 23:17:17-04

Two students from Beech High School were injured when they were hit by a vehicle.

It happened around 3:40 Wednesday afternoon at Long Hollow Pike and New Hope Road in Hendersonville.

The teens, a 15 and 16-year-old, were walking along the side of the road near the parking lot of the Shell gas station across the street from the school when they were hit. They were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Officials said the driver responsible remained at the scene. The details of the driver's injuries were unclear, but the driver possibly requested to be transported to the hospital as well.

One suffered a possible head injury. He was confused after the accident and couldn't answer many of questions the doctor was asking. The other had a few broken bones.

The Shell owner said the two teens had just grabbed snacks before leaving station. Witnesses told the owner the car drove off the road into the parking lot and that's when the accident happened.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Joey Allen. He's expected to be charged with 2 counts of vehicle assault, driving on suspended driver's license / DUI second offense.

A female passenger, who owned the car, was also charged with DUI "because it was her vehicle," officials said.