Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Horrible Video Showing Kids Almost Hit by SUV as It Went Around School Bus

One of the worst, most aggregious pieces of video I have ever seen in violating of school bus laws.  The story here from KING 5.

In Graham, a school bus had stopped at a school bus pickup location at an intersection on a rural road.  The speed limit is 45 mph.

Three kids were at the stop with parents and the kids moved forward to get on the stopped bus.  A white SUV comes around the right side of the bus - the door side of the bus - thru a ditch and then passes right in front of the kids. 

They could have been killed. 

There is no way the driver did not see the kids or the parents or the flashing lights of the bus (unless, as one parent reasons, the driver was on the phone or texting). 

There are two camera angles from inside the bus.  One is the doorway where you see the kids for an instant before the SUV zooms by.  The other is the side of the bus where, out the window, you see the SUV drive in the ditch.

The police are trying to track down the driver of the SUV. 

While this happened in Graham, it is an important reminder to parents and all the public that school is still in session and kids need to be protect and driving laws around schools and school buses obeyed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm having trouble believing it's been eleven years, but that's how long it's been since Elisa Hahn's mother was killed by a hit and run driver. Hope they catch this driver and put them in jail for a very long time.

JT