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Apex High student struck running after bus

Posted March 18, 2011

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— An Apex High student was struck by a car while running to catch the school bus Friday morning, a Wake schools spokesman said.

Spokesman Greg Thomas said the bus made its usual stop at Holt Road and Daleshire Drive, but the student wasn't there. The driver started to pull off, but saw the student in the rear-view mirror, stopped again and turned on the lights.

A car that had originally stopped for the bus started to move again and struck the student, Thomas said.

The student, whose identity wasn't released, had scratches and bruises and was taken to a local hospital to be checked out.

Thomas said that no charges are expected to be filed.

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  • Skywatch_NC Mar 18, 2011

    The car driver may have very well not have been multi-tasking at all. The bus driver should have just kept on driving and teach the running kid behind him a lesson on promptness.

  • Skywatch_NC Mar 18, 2011

    Hopefully the kid's parents give him/her a lecture/pep talk regarding being on time for the school bus.

  • Apex girl 61 Mar 18, 2011

    When i took drivers ed (many years ago...lol) we were taught to stop 50 feet behind a school bus so you could see what was going on around the bus; but most cars don't allow much distance at all between themselves & the bus, which seems dangerous to me.

  • ifgraceisanocean Mar 18, 2011

    If the driver would've been paying attention they would've seen the child. Period. You should always been alert when you drive. We have become a society of multi-tasking in a car, and too many of these accidents keep happening. Yes, this driver should have been cited. They weren't paying attention.

  • citizensoldier16 Mar 18, 2011

    Charges should be filed? NO!! The kid was late (lack of responsibility) and ran into traffic (lack of common sense). Why should the driver be made to pay for the kid's mistakes?

  • Skywatch_NC Mar 18, 2011

    I'm sure the motorist feels badly enough for the kid as it is and that imo is punishment enough for the motorist. Again, thankfully the kid wasn't seriously injured or killed.

    Now for the motorist that left the scene of an accident near Wakefield H.S. last week ...hope she gets the book thrown at her when the authorities finally catch up to her!

  • ifgraceisanocean Mar 18, 2011

    I agree pizno. Once again another child is hit because that person was doing everything but what they were supposed to be doing. If they would've been paying attention, they would've never hit the student, period. No excuses, no pointing fingers at anyone else. Yes, that child should've been on time...but the person that hit the child should've been paying attention instead of talking on the cell phone, messing with the radio, putting on makeup, etc.

  • Skywatch_NC Mar 18, 2011

    Naturally the motorist would be have been confused/startled as to why the bus abruptly stopped after starting to pull away. That + a running/darting kid to the bus ...

  • pizno82 Mar 18, 2011

    Charges should be filed, the driver wasnt paying attention. The poor kid could of got killed. The kid may have not had the right away, but the driver should of know better

  • lovethesouth1 Mar 18, 2011

    This is horrible! I hope the child is ok... people have to be extra cautious during the morning and afternoon school bus pick-ups and drop-offs. Better safe than sorry. Thank goodness this child only suffered minor injuries!

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