By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Two children were struck by a car while crossing a Cheyenne street on Monday, the city’s police department announced.
Around 7 a.m. Monday, Cheyenne police officers responded to a report of two teenagers being hit by a car. An investigation revealed the two boys, ages 13 and 15, were attempting to cross the street at a crosswalk near Cheyenne’s East High School.
While crossing, both boys were struck by an oncoming GMC Acadia. They both sustained minor injuries and were transported to the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
The driver of the vehicle stayed on scene and was issued a citation for failure to yield.
“The Cheyenne Police Department is extremely concerned about safety on our roads,” said Cheyenne Police Chief Mark Francisco. “Pick-up and drop-off times are especially dangerous for both students and drivers near school zones.”
The department shared that 238 traffic incidents have occurred in that area in 2021. Of those incidents, 50 have occurred at the scene of Monday’s accident.
“Safety is a shared responsibility; we ask our citizens to help keep everyone safe by slowing down, limiting distractions, and being courteous to others on our roadways – especially in school zones,” said Francisco.
This incident occurred just days after a teen was struck and killed by a driver in Cheyenne while crossing the street last week.