Chicago Students Struck by Car

Driver says he blacked out before the accident

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    West Hartford Police are still investigating a sexual assault that happened on Fern Street in October.

    Two Chicago high school students were injured Wednesday as they left school for lunch. 

    The 15- and 16-year-old girls were hit by a car after they left the Lane Tech campus and crossed the street at Addison and Western.

     Witnesses say the car hit the girls, then crashed into Hero's sandwich shop. The building may have prevented the car from hitting more students walking to nearby restaurants for lunch.  

    One girl suffered a broken ankle and the other minor injuries. Both have been released from the hospital. 

    Police say the driver, 61-year-old George Corso, told them he blacked out just before the accident.  Police cited him for negligent driving. 

    Corso was also treated and released from a nearby hospital.