Superintendent releases statement on accident

First responder vehicles block an accident scene involving a vehicle and a young cyclist near Fergus High School Thursday morning.

Photo by Jenny Gessaman

 

At approximately 8 a.m. Thursday morning, a Lewistown student was struck by a vehicle while riding their bike to school. The accident occurred at the intersection of Lower Airport Road, Fluorite and Birch streets. 

First respondents were on scene quickly and transported the student to Central Montana Medical Center. Parents were notified immediately and met the student at CMMC. The student was coherent and visited with the parents the entire time.  

After numerous medical tests and evaluations, the parents notified school administration the student would be transported to Denver for further tests and possible surgery. In an effort to keep the family’s privacy as a top priority, we ask that no further questions be directed to the school. We will only release information based on the family’s decision to do so.  

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those involved, especially to the student and family. We would also like to thank all of the first respondents who were so professional on scene, all of the CMMC staff, as well as, the Lewistown Public School staff and counselors who were so caring for all of the other students throughout the day.

Thom J. Peck

Superintendent

 

 

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