Multiple pedestrians, including high school students, struck by vehicle in Aspen Hill

Multiple pedestrians, including several high school students, were injured after being struck by a vehicle in Montgomery County Tuesday morning, according to officials.

Police described one student's injuries as "life threatening."

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Spokesman Pete Piringer says the incident happened just before 7 a.m. along Georgia Avenue near Wendy Lane in the Aspen Hill area in front of a Rita's Italian Ice.

FOX 5's Anne Cutler says a group of high school students were waiting for a bus near the intersection when a two-vehicle crash caused one of the vehicles to veer into them. Cutler said four students in the group were struck. Police say five people in total were hospitalized with others being evaluated on the scene.

According to Tweets by principal Joe Rubens, the students attend John F. Kennedy high school. Rubens said the parents of the injured students have been notified.

Police say the driver of the vehicle involved remained on the scene. At this time all northbound lanes of Georgia Avenue at Wendy Lane are closed.