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Parents react after two students hit by cars near Horlick High School

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) – Some parents are asking for change after two students were hit by cars in separate incidents walking to school in Racine.

The crashes occurred on Rapids Drive near Horlick High School. Police say one of the incidents occurred two weeks ago, the other happened on Monday. In the most recent crash, the student was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay.

Authorities say the area is very busy in the morning and students need to use crosswalks when crossing the street.

Several parents expressed concern and the need for change to prevent a similar incident from happening again.

“I was shocked when it happened,” said the mom of a sophomore at Horlick High School. “The principal needs to do something more… there’s just some parents in a hurry, [they] don’t care, so you know, they need to focus on driving safe and getting our kids to school safe.”

The parent said she would like to see the school come up with more safe crossing areas for students. 

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