Wayzata Principal Sends Message after 2nd Crash Involving Pedestrian this School Year

Wayzata Principal Sends Message after 2nd Crash Involving Pedestrian this School Year Photo: KSTP

October 09, 2018 11:44 AM

The principal at Wayzata High School has sent a message to students and parents following a crash Monday afternoon in which a 15-year-old student was hit by a vehicle.

Plymouth police report officers responded to a personal injury crash at 4900 block of Peony Lane around 4:49 p.m. They were advised that a vehicle driven by a 50-year-old woman had been stopped at the red light waiting to exit onto Peony Lane.

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A group of cross country runners were also at the intersection, waiting to cross northbound. As the vehicle turned right to go southbound onto Peony Lane, a 15-year-old runner stepped off the curb and was hit.

Police said the runner suffered minor injuries and was transported to North Memorial Hospital. The driver is cooperating with officers and the matter remains under investigation.

It follows an incident near Schmidt Lake Road and Peony Lane in early September in which a 14-year-old student was taken by North Memorial Air Care to North Memorial after getting hit by a vehicle being driven by a 17-year-old male.

Wayzata High School Principal Scott Gengler sent a message to families regarding the incident:  

As you may have heard, there was another vehicle pedestrian accident on the high school campus yesterday afternoon, just before 5 p.m. One student was taken to the hospital and treated and released with minor injuries.

As a school community, we all need to work together to keep our campus safe. Whether you are a driver or a pedestrian, remember to slow down and pay attention to your surroundings at all times. We will be working with Plymouth Police and our staff to further examine what additional safety measures can be put in place to improve traffic safety at Wayzata High School. Thank you for your doing your part to keep our campus safe for everyone.

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