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Five students from Waukesha South High School were rushed to the hospital — one of them by Flight for Life — following a car accident in 900 block of East Roberta Avenue on April 6.

According to a news release, the students were riding in car that struck a tree around 12:30 p.m. and were treated for non-life threatening injuries. The high school, 401 E. Roberta Ave., is a short distance away from the scene of the accident.

Waukesha Police Captain Dan Baumann said in an email that speed was the primary factor in the crash. In a subsequent phone interview Monday, April 11, Baumann added that he did not know whether any of the students would be cited or if criminal charges would be sent to the District Attorney's office for review.

Information about the injured students names, ages and genders has not been released, and Baumann said their medical records are confidential.

Members of the Waukesha police and fire departments responded to the accident and were aided by Waukesha School District administrators, the release said.

No additional information was available.

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