Three girls struck by student driver in Ashburn

A young girl is fighting for her life Friday after she and two other young girls were struck by a teen receiving a driving lesson from a parent.{ }

The 15-year-old girl was driving on Morven Woods Court about 6:45 p.m. Thursday with her father when she accelerated, apparently by accident, and the car jumped a curb onto a sidewalk and driveway where the younger girls were playing, police say.

The girls, ages 7, 8, and 10, were hit by the vehicle being driven by the teen, who was driving with a permit, with her father in the car.

The 7-year-old girl was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital and is is critical but stable condition. The other two girls were transported to Lansdowne Campus of Inova Hospital where they were treated and released.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Neighbors are hoping and praying for the young girl in the hospital while extending great sympathy for the older girl behind the wheel, who is undoubtedly is also struggling with the pain.

Debbie Harris walked toward the scene last night to find out what had happened.

"One of the unfortunate accidents that happen,” she says. “It could happen in any neighborhood"