Police: Incident at Skateland in Waukesha not a hit-and-run, as initially reported
WAUKESHA (WITI) -- Waukesha police have issued an update on an incident that occurred at Skateland on August 31st. The incident was initially reported to be a hit-and-run -- in which a woman was seriously injured.
Following the incident, the 34-year-old woman was taken to the hospital, where she was in the ICU.
Police say that woman remains hospitalized.
Police now say an investigation has determined the woman was struck by the vehicle she arrived to Skateland in. Police say there is no evidence that this incident involved a hit-and-run, as previously reported.
Police say it hasn't been determined whether charges will be filed against the driver who struck the woman.
Police say the altercation led to multiple subjects acting disorderly and damaging vehicles in the Skateland parking lot.
Police are referring reports from this case to the District Attorney's Office for review.
Following the incident, police said it began with an all-night skating event at Skateland.
Police said multiple people arrived for the event -- but they were denied access because Skateland was at capacity.
Police said it was at this point that a small group of individuals denied access to Skateland returned to a vehicle and allegedly began driving recklessly through the parking lot.
That's when police said an argument ensued between two groups in the parking lot -- the first group consisting of two boys (ages 17 and 18) and three girls (between the ages of 17 and 20), and the second group consisting of two adult women (ages 34 and 32), two younger children (ages seven and five), and two teen boys (ages 16 and 14).
Police say an altercation ensued due to the reckless driving behavior, and there were numerous injuries -- mostly consisting of abrasions. There was also damage sustained to two vehicles, including broken windows.
Police say as the situation escalated, the 34-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle. She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.