Lincoln, Neb.-- "I was very scared."
This is what Evan Arehart felt when a car hit him as he was crossing the street after school last Friday.
"I was actually running to the median and I saw the car but, apparently, it was closer than I thought," Arehart said.
Instead of using the school crosswalk, near Kooser Elementary, the 10-year-old walked a few blocks south to 14th and Humphrey.
There's no school crosswalk at this intersection, and after Arehart misjudged the distance between him and the car while crossing, the car hit him.
According to the police reports, no citations were issued in the case.
Arehart suffered only a broken foot.
But, because of the incident, school officials spent extra time this week focusing on students being safe while crossing the street, using the crosswalks and making sure to look both ways.
Kooser's principal, Ann Jablonski, even sent a letter to parents discussing the incident and crosswalk safety.
Arehart's mom, Cathy Arehart, still has concerns about this intersection and 14th St. near Kooser.
"There's no flashing lights letting you know there's even a school three blocks up the street," Cathy Arehart said.
The road is listed at 45 miles per hour, but the flashers to slow down for the crosswalk are nearer to the school and non-existent a few blocks down.
Cathy said that doesn't give vehicles enough time to react to children crossing the street.
City road engineers said the reason there's no reduced speed limit or school zone signs is because of the flasher and crosswalk up the road.
They also said there are no plans to adjust the speed in the area.