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Waukesha North Student, 15, Injured After Being Hit by Van

Girl was transported to Waukesha Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A 15-year-old girl was transported to Waukesha Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries, including a possible minor head and leg injury after being struck by a van at 7:50 a.m. Thursday.

The Waukesha Police Department responded to Summit Avenue and Greenmeadow Drive for the car vs. pedestrian accident.

According to the Waukesha Police Department:

The Waukesha North High School student was waiting to cross southbound in a crosswalk across Summit Avenue and she observed a vehicle approaching westbound.  The vehicle indicated and began to turn southbound (left) from Summit on to Greenmeadow.  The girl began to step into the crosswalk but did not see that there was a van that began to pass the first vehicle.  This van struck the girl.

The driver of the van was not injured.  Drugs/alcohol were not a factor.  At this point in the investigation, it is unknown if speed is a factor.  Citations have not yet been issued (pending investigation). 

@-;-'---- Rose October 18, 2012 at 06:22 PM
This happens often on Barstow at the crosswalk between the bakery and Discount...the northbound driver in the lane nearest me stops and beckons me to go but I know the driver in the lane next to them may or may not stop. The stopped driver will often keep beckoning and look at me peeved while 2 or 3 drivers go by him on the right....he's not seeing those cars as he is stopped and is looking at me, and I suppose wondering why I don't walk in front of his stopped car. I picked up a few smarts on my way to age 80.
Realist October 18, 2012 at 07:47 PM
People are in such a darn hurry these day. Drivers need to slow down and pay attention to driving.
Dale Davis October 18, 2012 at 09:09 PM
"It is unknown if speed was a factor"
Realist October 19, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Thank you dale, I can't read English.
Morgan Stevens October 19, 2012 at 06:37 AM
This girl was my best friend that got struck I just cant belive how stupid people can be these days and I know for a Fact that there was an elementry school not even a half a block away from where this happend I just want to say that who ever hit her better be happy that she isnt dead because you would have the wrath of her family and me.!

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