WAUKESHA COUNTY — Two Arrowhead High School students were taken to the hospital Thursday morning, Sept. 27 after being struck by a vehicle while walking in a crosswalk near the school.
It happened around 7:10 a.m.
According to police, two 16-year-old male Arrowhead High School students were walking northbound from the football field toward the “North Campus.” While the two students were crossing Arrowhead Drive at the crosswalk, they were struck by a 2015 Hyundai traveling eastbound on Arrowhead Drive.
The vehicle was operated by another 16-year-old male who was also a student at Arrowhead High School.
No one else was in the vehicle at the time of the accident.
The two students that were struck were both transported to a hospital with significant injuries.
Officials with the Arrowhead Union High School School District issued this statement:
“A car accident involving Arrowhead High School students occurred this morning before school on Arrowhead Drive, the county road that runs between our North Campus and South Campus buildings.
Two 11th grade students were struck by a car while in the crosswalk walking toward North Campus. The driver, a fellow student, immediately stopped to help, as did other students and adult by-passers in the vicinity. Arrowhead’s School Resource Officer was with the students within a couple minutes, with additional emergency responders arriving soon after. Both boys appeared conscious, but did sustain injuries and were transferred by ambulance to a nearby hospital. Our thoughts and well-wishes go out to the injured students and their families, as well to the driver who is clearly sorrowful for the accident. We thank the several witnesses who quickly assisted during this unfortunate incident.
Today in school, teachers and students were informed about the accident. Counselors and school psychologists are on hand to help students with any fear, sadness or other natural feelings in a time of a frightening incident.
To prevent any future car accidents, please be extremely cautious when near or on school grounds. Watch out for pedestrians and be patient and courteous to other drivers.”