A Wheatland High School cross country runner is in a Cheyenne hospital this afternoon after she was hit by a vehicle during morning practice.
Platte County School District #1 Superintendent Steve Miller confirmed one of the school’s female runners was struck by a vehicle this morning around 6:45 a.m., and transported to a local hospital.
Miller tells KNEB News it was an unfortunate accident, with the vehicle in the wrong place at the wrong time, and he’s thankful for the quick reaction by team coaches. “They were within the groups of runners, so they were, in seconds, right on the scene trying to stabilize (her), trying to take care of business and they did an incredible job,” says Miller, “A lot of kudos to our coaches that care deeply, just like all the teachers in our district, care deeply about our students.”
According to information the district released through their Facebook page, the student was stable and alert after the accident, but was taken to Cheyenne for further observation and would be staying overnight.
Miller tells us counselors have been available for cross country team members, other students and faculty as needed, but it appeared students were doing alright, and classes continued as normal throughout the day.
Details on the exact circumstances of the accident, and the identity of the driver involved, have yet to be released by Wheatland Police.