Man indicted after 4 kids hit by a car near James Monroe Elementary
On Wednesday, an El Paso County grand jury returned an indictment charging 61-year-old Douglas Clubb with child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury after four kids were hit near a Colorado Springs elementary school.
Clubb was taken into custody on April 13 and is also facing three counts of misdemeanor child abuse and four traffic offenses. Clubb is being held on a $2,000 bond and is set to appear in court on April 24.
His mugshot was released Friday morning. As of that time, he has still not bonded out of jail.
The four children hit by a car last week in Colorado Springs are all expected to recover.
11 News partner The Gazette is reporting a second-grade girl, who was most injured by the impact and was initially listed in critical condition, remains in the hospital.
"She's alert, awake and eating, so those are all very encouraging signs,"
"We're expecting them all to make a good recovery."
The other three have been released from the hospital. All four are family members, three siblings and a cousin. Police say the incident was not intentional and speed is not a factor.
Police are asking the public for help as they investigate how the four James Monroe Elementary School students were run over on their way to class.
Police would like any video that may have been taken as or just after the students were hit by a turning car in front of their school on Thursday morning.
No arrests have been made and the driver has not been named.
Four kids were hospitalized after they were hit by a car on their way to school Thursday morning.
The crash happened just after 8 a.m. at the intersection of Chelton and Pikes Peak, next to Monroe Elementary School. A spokesperson with District 11 says three of the children were siblings and the fourth a cousin. One of them is in critical condition.
"There was a crossing guard at the intersection controlling the intersection. It appears as though the driver was making a right-hand turn, moving into a southerly direction on Chelton, and struck the children," said CSPD spokesperson Lt. Howard Black.
"I was the first one at the light at Pikes Peak and Chelton, and the crossing guard had told the children to wait to cross. And as all traffic stopped, she looked every way, nobody was coming, she told the kids they could proceed. As she told them they could proceed, a guy turned on the gas and turned right onto Chelton, ran over all the children," said mother Amanda Shafer, who has a child at Monroe Elementary.
"Everybody was just screaming. I had my children in the back of my car ... It was pretty crazy," Shafer, still clearly shaken up, told 11 News.
Shafer said several people rushed over to help.
"There was about five gentleman who lifted the car by hand off of the children, and then paramedics arrived."
Shafer said drivers are much too fast when passing the school.
"My daughter has had a couple of scary incidents, so now she gets dropped off and picked up ... It's supposed to be 20 mph in a school zone. I'm not quite sure anyone goes 20 here."
"Please SLOW DOWN in school zones," D-11 tweeted after the incident.
"This is something that should NEVER happen."