CHEYENNE, Wyo — Two juveniles were struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Pershing Boulevard Monday morning, according to a release by the Cheyenne Police Department.
“The victims both sustained minor injuries and were transported to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center out of an abundance of caution,” police said.
Police responded to the incident at at the intersection of Windmill Road and East Pershing Boulevard around 7:00 a.m. According to the preliminary investigation, a 13-year-old male and 15-year-old male were attempting to cross at the crosswalk and both were struck by an oncoming GMC Acadia.
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The driver of the vehicle remained on-scene and was issued a citation for failure to yield.
“The Cheyenne Police Department is extremely concerned about safety on our roads,” said Police Chief Mark Francisco. “Pick-up and drop-off times are especially dangerous for both students and drivers near school zones.”
To highlight this concern, the CPD says that 238 traffic incidents have occurred in the area of East High School this year. Of those incidents, 50 occurred at the intersection of Windmill Road and East Pershing Boulevard.
“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. In order to protect both pedestrians and drivers, the Cheyenne Police Department offers the following safety tips: https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/pedestrian-safety