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Student hit at Cumberland bus stop

Posted November 29, 2011

— An Alderman Road Elementary School student was hit Tuesday morning at a school bus stop, authorities said.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Research Drive and Summerfield Lane at about 6:50 a.m., authorities said. The student, whose name and age weren't released, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The student was hit by the passenger-side mirror of a 2009 Chevrolet car as it passed a stopped school bus, authorities said. The driver, April Heath Hinson, of Wade, was charged with failure to stop for a school bus and failure to reduce speed to avoid collision with a pedestrian.


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  • wildcat Dec 2, 2011

    How close was the child standing next to the road? Was any adults around? I do hope the child will be OK.

  • kermit60 Dec 1, 2011

    how many times does this or similar incidents have to happen before steps are taken to make people cautious around school busses. She should lose her liscense for a year and get a few hundred hours community service cleaning school busses.

  • SouthernGirlJD Nov 29, 2011

    What was she doing that she didnt see the BIG YELLOW BUS WITH FLASHING LIGHTS?!?! Shes lucky that thats all that happened to the child! I cant stand the way people just careless about stopped school buses and school zones!

  • danunger Nov 29, 2011

    It's so hard to see those huge flashing lights on those buses, maybe when you're texting or something equally stupid possibly? Why else would you NOT see it?

  • poohpdoo2002 Nov 29, 2011

    Apparently she either doesn't have children of her own or she just doesn't care.

  • Viewer Nov 29, 2011

    "maybe some community service as a school bus monitor"

    Why do you want to punish our children? We have already seen an example of her judgement, can you imagine what the kids will learn from her?

  • ma23kids Nov 29, 2011

    School starts at 7:25 so kids have to be picked up that early.

  • justabumer Nov 29, 2011

    6:50 is awfully early for a child to be standing beside the road waiting for a bus. I suppose it can't be helped but it still isn't a good situation.

  • mallrutz Nov 29, 2011

    I agree w/scubagirl this lady who stated that she assumed the bus was waiting for her to pass (some nerve!!)needs community service as a school bus monitor and needs to be made an example of. All those folks who speed in school zones and pass stopped school buses need to be made aware of the consequences

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 29, 2011

    Hope the child is Ok, sound like the lady just gave up a lot by not paying attention.