Marquette student struck by vehicle at busy intersection
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CREATED Sep. 16, 2013 - UPDATED: Sep. 16, 2013
MILWAUKEE - A Marquette student was hit by a car Monday night. It happened near the busy intersection of North 16th Street and West Wisconsin Avenue.
Marquette University says the injured student will be okay. Her injuries are non-life threatening.
She was hit around 6:20 p.m. Monday while in one of the busier crosswalks on campus.
"I turned around and I saw her laying on the ground," said Marquette Senior Matt Strelzyk.
He had just crossed Wisconsin Avenue when he heard a terrible sound.
"Screeching on the brakes and I heard what sounded like a car accident at first," said Strelzyk.
Police were still investigating when we arrived. We are told the driver did stop. It's unclear if any traffic ticket was issued.
Students say 16th and Wisconsin is a busy crosswalk, and they learn as freshmen to always be carefully when crossing.
"I've seen a lot of close calls, a lot of close calls," said Senior David Iovinelli.
In August, Marquette University installed yellow caution lights at the crosswalk near 16th and Wisconsin.
It's unclear if the caution lights were on at the time of the accident. The blinking lights are activated by pushing a button.