Units responding for report of pedestrian struck in Twin Lakes; child’s injuries not life threatening

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 5:56 p.m., Twin Lakes Rescue, village police officers and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the 100 block of North Lake Avenue in Twin Lakes.

Pedestrian is a child, dispatch reports.

UPDATE 5:59 p.m. — Twin Lakes Fire Department dispatched to set up a landing zone for Flight for Life medical transport helicopter.

UPDATE 6:01 p.m. — Flight for Life estimated time of arrival 19 minutes.

UPDATE 6:08 p.m. — Flight for Life in the air. ETA now 9 minutes.

UPDATE 6:17 p.m. — Flight for Life at the landing zone.

UPDATE 6:23 p.m. — State Patrol responding to assist with investigation.

UPDATE 6:32 p.m. — Flight has lifted off from the landing zone.

UPDATE 8:35 p.m. — Here’s a statement about the crash from Twin Lakes Police Chief Dale Racer:

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 5:55PM, squads responded to a report of an injury accident, pedestrian vs. motor vehicle at 100 North Lake Avenue. Upon officer’s arrival, they observed an 11 year old boy that was run over by an boat trailer with a  23-foot boat on the trailer towed by a motor vehicle (Note: Info corrected from initial report that said trailer was empty. — DH). Preliminary investigation revealed that the 11 year old boy was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk and fell off his bike into the roadway into oncoming traffic. Twin Lakes EMS responded and requested Flight for Life, who flighted the boy to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee. Wisconsin State Patrol responded to assist in the accident reconstruction, assisted by the Twin Lakes Police Department’s accident investigation officers. The 11 year old boy sustained broken bones and some internal injuries, nothing appears to be life threatening at this time. Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department assisted in traffic and crowd control. Investigation is continuing at this time.” 5-7-2013-100-n-lake-st-tl



  1. Matt says:

    I certainly hope this child is OK! My thoughts are with the family at this time.

  2. Anna S says:


  3. Dakota says:

    The trailer had a ski boat, it was definitely not empty i hope the kids alright, leaving a stop sign on a25 mph road, wtf .

  4. Michele Millard says:

    The boat trailer was not empty! It was carrying a Malibu ski boat. Get your facts straight!

  5. Maggie says:

    I believe there needs to be a revisit on the statement piece that indicates it was an empty boat trailer… There was a boat on the trailer…

  6. Alex says:

    My hopes an prayers go out tothe 11yr old boy. We heard about this when it just happened, we were at youth group and we prayed for you little man! Keep strong boy and before you know it, you’ll be back out riding your bike. Hopes and prayers go ou to you little man and your family!

  7. Double checked initial info about trailer and police confirm that there was a boat on the trailer. Thanks for the tip Dakota, Michele and Maggie. Original post corrected now.

  8. David says:

    Dakota, what are you trying to say? Its clearly to late for me to understand what you are saying

  9. Joshua cox says:

    It was amazing to see the town come together so fast I stop because we’re taught life saving tatics in the army but I was frozen to see it was just a child. Thank god most of the city works for some form of fire station, or rescue… Now if we can only fix the intersection bar the triangle bar… It needs a yield sign!!!!!!!!!! Now!!!

  10. jenn says:

    My thoughts go out to both families involved!!! Unfortunately the child fell off his bike and the driver was unable to stop. The Sanger boat he was pulling weighs a lot and to even try and stop if he had time would of been a challenge. So both parties here are affected and prayers go out to both families. Hope the child is ok and recovers soon.

  11. Justin says:

    the little boys a friend of mine he’s doing okay he’s in the hospital recovering

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