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‘It Breaks My Heart': Teen in Critical Condition After Students Hit Near Maryland Bus Stop

Nearly a week after four high school students were hurt when a car crashed into them at a bus stop, a 15-year-old boy is still fighting for his life. 

Devin Garcia is still in a D.C. hospital after the crash Tuesday, Oct. 9. 

"It just breaks my heart," his mother, Lilia Garcia, said Monday.  

Devin Garcia has a brain injury, internal bleeding and broken bones.

Students were standing at a bus stop near Wendy Lane and Georgia Avenue in Aspen Hill about 7 a.m. when two cars collided in the northbound lanes of Georgia Avenue, sending one of the vehicles onto the sidewalk and toward the group. 

Fire officials say seven people were hit; five of them, including the driver of the striking vehicle, were taken to hospitals. 

The students attend Kennedy High School, which is located about four miles from the bus stop. Montgomery County police spokesman Paul Starks said the students all were between 14 and 15 years old.

No one was charged with a crime. Police are still investigating.

The Montgomery County Council is set to speak with state highway officials next month to discuss pedestrian safety and speed along busy roadways where there are school bus stops.

Garcia's family is fundraising for his medical expenses. Go here to learn more.

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