You know how, sometimes, you are driving along, minding your own business and a wild animal comes out of nowhere and crashes into your car?
The Teenager had that kind of morning, except, the wild animals were Middle Schoolers.
Luckily, no one was seriously injured. One of the boys (there were two) has a broken foot from where the car tire ran over him but that is the worst of it.
Also, luckily, there were credible witnesses who were willing to swear that the boys ran into the car while trying to dodge between a gap in school buses and that The Teenager was not to blame; she was driving well under the speed limit and not in a reckless manner, at all.
Perhaps the luckiest part of the story is the fact that three of the credible witnesses are Sheriff's deputies who are stationed at the school (the accident happened right in front of the school). So, it doesn't look as though The Teenager will be getting ticketed or charged in any way.
The boys, on the other hand, will probably get ticketed for not using the crosswalk. I doubt the judge will throw the book at them but I'm also confident that their days of playing Shoot the Gap are over and done.
Unfortunately, The Teenager will require therapy for the rest of her life, but, with us for parents, we kind of saw that coming, anyway.