UPDATE: Request for Traffic Light Near Schools After Students Hit


LOVES PARK (WIFR) – The investigation into the car accident that left two students injured after they were hit last month while crossing the street is now complete and in the hands of police.

After two Harlem Middle School Students were hit by a car, the driver was initially charged for not having a valid driver’s license and for not having insurance. More charges could be coming, however police are still reviewing the report, so details are not being made public just yet.

Meantime, parents are still concerned about kids crossing a busy Windsor Road without more safety precautions.

“At what cost is the children’s safety? Does it take 5 more kids getting hit by cars to have a traffic light put there?”

Thomas Sands supports putting some sort of light, like a flashing yellow school light at Windsor and North 4th Street, the spot where two students were hit by a car while crossing the road on November 12th. Sands says a lot of kids cross the street there after school, while cars speed by.

"I don't want to see that happen to my child, let alone someone else's child. It's something that parents should not have to go through,” said Sands.

Ultimately, it’s up to the city of Loves Park to put up a light in that spot. We spoke with them today and they say there are no plans to do so right now. The school district says they haven’t discussed it either.

There is a flashing school light at Windsor and Elkhorn that’s just west of the middle school. However some parents would like to see the light in between the two schools at the cross walk where a lot of students cross the road.


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