SUBJECT: Driver Cited after Striking Student at School Bus Stop
RELEASE NUMBER: 2016-NR-071
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff David Wedding
On Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash on Oak Hill Road in which a student was struck by a passing motor vehicle at a school bus stop.
At 7:56 am the Sheriff’s Office responded to Oak Hill Road near Eastview Drive after a 911 caller reported that a juvenile had been struck by a passing motorist. A sheriff’s deputy arrived in less than two minutes and attended to a 10-year-old student who had sustained minor injuries.
Evidence observed at the scene and witness statements indicated that a silver 2008 Infiniti G37 sedan driven by Mr. Micah D. Hotchkiss had been southbound on Oak Hill Road prior to disregarding a school bus stop arm and flashing lights. The sedan then collided with a student, knocking her to the ground. Prior to being struck, the student had been walking accross the southbound lane of Oak Hill Road towards the stopped school bus.
The student was transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment and evaluation. Mr. Hotchkiss was cited for Reckless Driving and released after being given a court date.
Micah D. Hotchkiss, 35, of Evansville. Reckless Driving causing Bodily Injury as a Class A Misdemeanor
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