UPDATE: Arrowhead students return to class after being hit by car driven by fellow student
Updated: 1:55 p.m. on October 1, 2018
HARTLAND, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Arrowhead Schools says both students involved in the crash are back in school. One of the students returned the day of the crash, the other returned Monday.
Posted: 9:30 a.m. on September 27, 2018
HARTLAND, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Two juniors at Arrowhead High School were just steps away from the school when they were hit by a car driven by another student Thursday morning.
“It looked like he was speeding,” Branson Farley, an Arrowhead High School student who witnessed the crash, said.
The Hartland Fire Department says both boys were lying in the street when they arrived but were conscious. They were both taken by ambulance to the hospital.
“One had lower trauma below the waist, a possible broken leg and the other patient with a head trauma, bruised up face and lacerations,” Village of Hartland Fire Chief said.
Arrowhead High School says the 16-year-old driver stopped to help.
“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,” the School District said in a statement.
Two of Marybeth Mielke’s children are students at the high school. She said there are always deputies from the Sheriff’s Department monitoring the traffic.
“I’ve had kids here for 10 years and we’ve never had an issue before,” Mielke said. “I was actually shocked. I’m sure it was just a one-time incident.”
The scene, eerily familiar to one just 24-hours earlier outside of Oak Creek High School where two female students were struck by car driven by a staff member and taken to the hospital.
“My advice to everyone out there is double check make sure you look both ways, make sure the driver of the vehicle sees you,” Chief Dean said. “If you’re driving a vehicle make sure that you are aware of your surroundings and looking for pedestrians and bicycles.”
The Fire Chief said a new school year can take some getting used to for drivers and pedestrians.
“We have new traffic patterns and new kids walking to school and new drivers so it’s always a unique challenge,” Chief Dean said.
Farley said students were talking about the crash throughout the day, some nervous about crossing the street.
“It’s kind of scary knowing you have to walk up here every day for class and people aren’t paying attention and can hit you,” Farley said.
The fire chief says it was very sunny at the time of the crash and that could have made it hard for the driver to see the students.