16-year-old student strikes 16-year-old student with vehicle outside Olathe NW High

16-year-old student strikes 16-year-old student with vehicle outside Olathe NW High


DON’T KNOW IF I CAN DO THAT. AT 7:30, A 16-YEAR-O MALE STUDENT CROSSING THE STREET WAS STRUCK BY VEHICLE, TRAVELING NORTHBOUND ON LONE ELM BY A 16-YEAR-OLD FEMALE STUDENT. SERGEANT, CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE SITUATION? THERE IS A PARKING LOT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL. IS THAT WERE STUDENTS TYPICALLY PARK?>>I’M NOT SURE IF THIS I A REGULAR THING THAT THE STUDENTS PARK ACROSS THE STREET INSTEAD OF IN THE MAIN PARKING LOT. IT APPEARS THAT WAY, AS THERE IS A LOT OF CARS THERE. IT SEEMS LIKE A QUICK WALK RIGHT OVER TO THE SCHOOL.>>HOW IS THE MALE STUDENT DOING? HE WAS INITIALLY TRANSPORTED IN SERIOUS CONDITION. HE WAS TALKING ON HIS WAY TO THE HOSPITAL.>>THAT’S A GOOD SIGN. ABSOLUTELY, THAT IS A GREAT SIGN THAT HE WAS TALKING. PRETTY SERIOUS INJURIES. CAN YOU TELL US OF THIS IS PART OF A SCHOOL ZONE? I DON’T SEE ANYWHERE ALONG HERE IF THIS IS A SCHOOL ZONE OR NOT.>>MOST HIGH SCHOOLS TO NOT HAVE A PARTICULAR SCHOOL SO LIKE YOU SEE WITH FLASHING LIGHTS ON MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.>>YOU THINK THE WEATHER WAS A FACTOR, THE FACT IT WAS RAINING?>>WE’RE NOT GOING TO RULE THAT OUT. I KNOW THE TRAFFIC INVESTIGATION TEAM IS OUT HERE TO INVESTIGATE ALL OF THAT. THE RAIN ALWAYS LIMITS YOUR VISIBILITY AND IT ALWAYS REDUCES YOUR STOPPING TIME. I CAN SAY IT’S PROBABLY GOING TO BE A FACTOR.>>AND I WANT TO ASK A COUPLE OF YEARS HAVE TOLD US, I KNOW IT IS EARLY, BUT THEY COMPLAINED THERE IS NO CROSSWALK HERE. THEY, THINK THAT, SOMEONE SAID SOMETHING LIKE THIS MAY HAVE BEEN BOUND TO HAPPEN.>>YEAH. I CAN’ SAY WITH ANY CERTAINTY ON THAT, BUT THERE ARE NO CROSSWALK’S HERE. WHICH — ANY STUDENTS THAT ARE CROSSING THE STREET TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE UTILIZING ACROSS WHAT.>>BUT STUDENTS WANT TO TAKE THE SHORTEST ROUTE, DON’T THEY?>>I CAN’T SPEAK FOR THE STUDENTS. HUMAN NATURE WOULD SAY THAT WE WANT, THE QUICKEST DISTANCE BETWEEN TWO POINTS IS A STRAIGHT LINE. SO, IF WE CAN STRAIN THAT OUT, HUMAN NATURE IS GOING TO MAKE ASTUTE — MAKE US DO THAT. CAN YOU GIVE US INFORMATION ON HOW THE FEMALE DRIVER IS DOING?>>I DO NOT HAVE THAT INFORMATION. I’M SURE SHE IS SHUT UP — SHOO KUP. BOTH ARE 16 YEARS OLD, BOTH OF THEM?>>ARE THEY SOPHOMORES ARE JUNIORS?>>I DO NOT HAVE THE GRADE THEY’RE IN. IRON EXPECTING TO CHARGE THE DRIVER?>>T EARLY TO TELL. THE OFFICERS ARE WORKING ON THE INVESTIGATION. WE WILL GET YOU THOSE DETAILS AS SOON AS WE CAN.>>ANYTHING ELSE WE ARE MISSING?>>NO. I THINK THE OFFICERS RESPONDED VERY QUICKLY. THEY WERE ABLE TO GET THE AMBULANCE HERE. AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WORKS REALLY WELL TOGETHER IN GETTING THAT STUDENT TO TH HOSPITAL AS QUICKLY AS THEY COULDE.>>DID YOU SAY THE MALE IS IN SERIOUS CONDITION?>> HE IS TALKING. INITIALLY, HE WAS CATTE AS SEWERS CONDITION BUT HE WAS UP TALKING, WHICH IS A GOOD SIGN.>>DYOU HAV– DO YOU HAVE AN INDICATION IF SPEED PLAYED A ROLE?>>WHERE IS THE FEMALE STUDENT, SHE IN CLASS?>>I DON’T KNOW.>>WERE THERE OTHER PASSENGERS IN THE CAR?>>I’M NOT SURE, AND WHETHER THERE WERE PASSENGERS OR NOT.

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