MILWAUKEE — Multiple people have been brought to area hospitals after a vehicle collided with a school bus in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) officials confirmed Monday.
Milwaukee Police said the incident happened at around 8:54 a.m. near Morse Middle School for the Gifted and Talented, located at the intersection of 80th Street and Green Tree Road.
After the collision, police said several occupants of the vehicle fled the scene on foot. Police also said the vehicle was stolen.
One of the occupents of the vehicle, a 15-year-old male, was taken to a hospital for life-threatening injuries, according to police. Another 11-year-old male, an occupant of the school bus, was also taken to a hospital for non-fatal injuries.
At least one was taken to Children’s Wisconsin and another to Froedtert Hospital, according to MFD. The others were taken by a private ambulance.
It is unknown how many students were on board.
Milwaukee Public Schoools (MPS) provided this statement following the crash:
“This morning, a reckless driving situation resulted in an incident outside of Morse Middle School during arrival. The incident resulted in injuries to an individual riding in the vehicle that was driving recklessly. Damage was caused to multiple parked vehicles, including a school bus. One individual who was exiting the bus at the time of the collision was also injured.
Staff immediately worked to get everyone inside the building and contacted the police.
MPS is taking proactive measures to keep our sites safe while reckless driving continues to be an issue in the community. This school year, MPS has placed hundreds of concrete bollards at our buildings and added other measures like fence posts, barricades, and cameras to our properties.
We have also been actively working with representatives from the city and public safety partners to see how we can work together to identify areas that can be mitigated.
While we are doing everything we can to enhance safety at our sites, we hope members of the community can understand the full impact of this issue. Reckless driving is dangerous, and we must work together to share this message with students. Adults can help by talking to children about safe driving and the consequences regarding dangerous behavior.”
Milwaukee Police said they're continuing to seek unknown suspects. They encouraged anyone with information to contact them at 414-935-7360, or anonymously by calling the Crime Stoppers line, (414)224-Tips/ or P3 Tips.
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