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Signs erected at Cary bus stop where boy hit

Posted July 24, 2009 12:10 p.m. EDT

— Safety concerns have led the state Department of Transportation to put up new signs at a Cary school bus stop where a 12-year-old boy was hit by a car in March.

Twenty-five "no parking" signs now line Penny Road in front of Oak Grove Elementary School.

Some neighbors say parked cars made it difficult to see students and parents crossing the road. Residents voiced concerns after a pickup truck hit Joey Liptak as he was crossing Penny Road to board a school bus to Carnage Middle School.

Rita Braman, 50, of 2412 Optimist Farm Road, was charged with failure to stop for a school bus.