Sorry to report that one of the girls has died.http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbc...EWS01/50324005
ROCKLEDGE - One of the two Golfview Elementary School students struck by a car while riding their bicycles to school has died, officials confirmed this afternoon.
The student, Guadalupe Bonnilla, 9, suffered severe head injuries after being knocked to the pavement by a Pontiac Bonneville going through a crosswalk.
The other student, identified as Adeline Herrera, 10, had a broken leg but was listed in stable condition, officials said. Both were airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center within 30 minutes of the accident at the intersection of Barton Boulevard and Cedar Street.
The driver of the Bonneville, Lydia Wright, 44, of Cocoa, who was visibly distraught at the scene but not injured, was taken to Wuesthoff Hospital.
No charges were filed in the accident, although investigators were still trying to determine whether Wright possibly ran a red light.
"We're checking the lights to see if they were malfunctioning," said Donna Seyferth, spokeswoman for the Rockledge Police Department.
The accident happened about 7:30 a.m. on Barton Boulevard near Cedar Street, where police and emergency crews were investigating the scene this morning.
Neither girl was wearing a helmet.
Crime scene investigators were taking photos of the car with a smashed windshield on the passenger side, a trail of blood running down the hood and two twisted bikes about 15 to 20 feet ahead.
The girls' uncle, 45-year-old Israel Herrera ducked under yellow crime scene tape and tried to wipe the blood from his nieces off the street.
Fernando Herrera rushed to the scene as soon as he heard his little sister and cousin were in an accident.
"All I know is my sister has a broken leg and the other one, I don't know," he said as his voice trailed off and he started to sob as he turned back and looked at the twisted bikes in the roadway.
"When I came here, they were gone. I just saw her this morning as she was getting ready to go to school," he said of his sister, whose blue bike came to rest in the driveway of Rockledge Health and Rehabilitation Center on the 500 block of Barton.
Witnesses said the girls were in or near the crosswalk when the car hit them. One was knocked near the traffic pole and the other was pushed several feet forward. One smashed into the windshield and fell back to the pavement.
Lisa Choate was driving her three children to Golfview Elementary when she heard a crash and saw one of the victims slide across the street. She stopped, called 911 and then tried to comfort the sister of one of the victims.
"I was shaking so bad, I had to dial twice just to get the number right," Choate said. "I was with the sister, I had my arms around her."
Choate said the sister asked her to dial the number for her mother because she was too shaken.
"The sister threw her backpack down, kicked and it and said, 'Why'd she have to hit my sister and my cousin, that's my family,'" Choate said the hysterical girl was screaming.
Choate's 7-year-old son, Justin, who was in the front-passenger seat of her car, was in tears. "He's having a real hard timing dealing with this. He asked, 'Mommy, are they going to be OK?'" she said.
Israel Herrera said the girls live on Cedar Lane, less than a half mile from the scene of the accident. Herrera said he and his family were heading to Orlando to be with the family.
Brevard County School District has sent three crisis counselors to Golfview Elementary to help students and teachers cope with the accident.
School district officials said the students lived within two miles of the school and were not eligible for bus transportation, although their route would take them along major roads and through busy intersections.