Madison police say a young man involved in an after school accident near the intersection of Green Hill and Copse Roads appears to be OK, but that he was transported to the hospital as a precaution.
Police Thursday afternoon said they were still in the process of gathering information and investigating, and that they did not have anything more to report at this time.
A parent who was at the scene of the accident said it appeared as though boy on a skateboard was involved in a collision with a car around 3:17 p.m. Thursday. It was not immediately clear who ran into who. She also said he appeared to be OK, and that after the accident he was sitting on the side of the road and able to talk, and that she did not see any blood.
She said she saw the skateboarder, saw him push off, and as she was driving away, "heard screeching tires." She said she and another parent called 911, and an ambulance arrived promptly. She said she thought the boy was a high school student, but was not sure about that.
"There was a car across from me and she called 911 as well and they stayed on the phone with her until help arrived," the parent said.
Another parent who was at the scene said some things need to change. People need to slow down and the town needs to do more to manage the traffic there, said Laura Bunda, in this post.
" ... when will this town decide it is time to employ police during the busiest hours of the school week or deploy traffic lights or other warning devices and monitors at this intersection?," she wrote. "Three schools all right within a few yards of this intersection and in the short three years that we've been here, I almost need another hand to count the number of accidents.....today's involved a very fortunate young man on a skateboard...who's guardian angels were working overtime for sure! His family has much to be thankful for tonight! And I am sure there are some drivers who will adjust their speed after today's incident.......but for the most part, adults and high school kids, alike, coming flying up and down Green Hill Road without a care!"
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