SAWYER COUNTY -- A 4-year-old was hit by a vehicle while getting on a school bus this morning in the Village of Radisson in Sawyer County, according to a press release from the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office.
On March 3, 2020 at 7:13 a.m., the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a personal injury crash with a student boarding a school bus in the Village of Radisson. Sawyer county Sheriff’s Deputies, Sawyer County Ambulance and the Radisson Fire Department responded to the scene on STH 70/27 at the intersection of Martin Street.
Initial investigation indicates that Geralynne. A. Berg, 63 of Hayward was driving a GMC Terrain east on STH 70/27 and approached a school bus loading students at the intersection of Marin Street. Ms. Berg passed the school bus on the right side of the bus, hitting one of the students boarding the bus. The student, a 4 year old girl, was under the front of Ms. Berg’s vehicle when she stopped her GMC Terrain. The 4 year old student was transported to the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital was later released from the Hospital.
Ms. Berg was taken into custody for Recklessly Causing Injury and issued citations for multiple traffic offenses.
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This incident remains under investigation by the Sawyer County Sheriff’s office and the Wisconsin State Patrol.
Per Sheriff Douglas Mrotek.