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Mother Struck by Driver While Picking up Kids From School Later Died in Hospital

At first the victim appeared to have only suffered minor injuries, but five days later she died at the hospital

Flowers were left by the street where a 40-year-old mother was fatally struck by a vehicle in Bay Park, while she was picking up her two children from school.

Jennifer Jones of Clairemont was hit by a car, as she crossed at the corner of Burgener Boulevard and July Street. The impact threw her 10 feet from the collision on Wednesday, June 14th. It happened on the last day of school at Longfellow Elementary around 12:40 p.m.

"It’s always crowded during the school year," said Richard, a resident who says his dad lives near the location of the crash. “You got people parking all over the place.”

San Diego Police say the crash was a slow speed collision. At first, it looked like Jones only suffered minor injuries, but five days later she died at the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.

“Speed -- well, there again, people go a little faster than they should,” said Delend Liester, a longtime resident of Bay Park.

Friends of Jones set up a GoFundMe page for her family. The page has already raised more than $13,000.

"As you can imagine, the shock of this loss is overwhelming to the young family as their lives have been abruptly changed," stated the page. "She leaves behind two beautiful young children and a grieving husband."

"The last thing they need to worry about is the financial burden associated with this incident and the upcoming memorial service," continues the page.

Residents who live in the area told NBC 7 that many drivers don't fully stop at that particular intersection, and they hope the city will do something about it.

Police say the driver of the vehicle that struck Jones was interviewed and released at the scene of the collision. Anyone with further information about the fatal crash can call police at 619-531-2000.

An investigation is ongoing, according to San Diego police.

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