An 8-year-old student dropped off across the street from Wilson Elementary School Wednesday morning received minor foot injuries after being struck by a car.
It was the second pedestrian accident at a Rapid City elementary school within a week. On Oct. 19, a Robbinsdale Elementary first grader suffered minor injuries from an SUV after darting in front of a van.
In neither instance was the injured child near a crosswalk, said a Rapid City Police Department spokesperson.
Wednesday’s mishap occurred around 8 a.m. on Franklin Street less than one block west of Mount Rushmore Road. The child had exited a westbound vehicle that had pulled to the far curb, an area posted “no stopping” during morning hours, the spokesperson said. The child then moved into the space behind a passing vehicle and in front of an SUV going east. No citations were issued.
Police remind parents to teach their children to use crosswalks and to look both ways before crossing a street.