Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Man injured while helping turtle cross road

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
Ellsworth,Wisconsin 54011 http://www.piercecountyherald.com/sites/all/themes/piercecountyherald_theme/images/social_default_image.png
Pierce County Herald
715-273-4335 customer support
Man injured while helping turtle cross road
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

EAGLE - A Waukesha County man paid dearly by helping a turtle cross a road. Sheriff's deputies said a school bus avoided hitting the turtle - but the vehicle struck and injured a 70-year-old Eagle man.

Advertisement
Advertisement

It happened yesterday on Highway 59 near Eagle. Authorities said the bus driver slowed down after seeing the man. However, the victim did not see the bus - and he stepped back in the vehicle's path. The bus was going about 15-miles-an-hour when it hit the man.

He was taken to a Waukesha hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The bus had 49 children, three teachers, and two parents. Nobody on the bus was hurt.

Advertisement
news@piercecountyherald.com
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness