It happened in the town of Rib Mountain about 3:45 yesterday afternoon. Marathon County sheriff’s lieutenant Randy Albert said a crossing guard was leading a group of children through an intersection when the car struck the young girl – and she knocked down several other children in the group. Albert said witnesses gave officers partial information about the vehicle’s license plate – and the driver was found a short time later at his home. He was not taken into custody, but he was cited for hit-and-run while causing injury. Albert said other charges could also be considered.
The girl was not identified. She was taken to a Wausau hospital as a precaution – but school officials say she and the others who were knocked down would be fine.