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January 23, 2012  |   Comments (4)   |   Post a comment

Bus driver resigns after student struck by car


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PERRY, Ga. — A Houston County Board of Education bus driver who failed to activate his bus' warning lights and stop sign resigned last Thursday after a student was struck by a passing car, The Telegraph reports.

Stephen Wilson was cited with reckless conduct after an Eagle Springs Elementary School third-grader exited his bus last Wednesday to cross the road and was struck by the right-side mirror of a passing Ford Ranger.

The child did not suffer any major injuries. Houston County Board of Education Superintendent of Schools Robin Hines said Wilson was forthcoming and remorseful in the incident.

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For those of us in school bus transportation, you know how terrible this man feels. It is every drivers fear of something happening to one of your students. Having escorted crossings are a great idea, we have them for our your students. The driver has many things going all at one time. My heart goes out to the child who was hit and also to the driver.

Linda    |    Jan 30, 2012 09:48 AM

He Should resign. He's not attentive enough. You NEVER let a child cross the street without activating you school bus lights. Good thing the child wasn't killed.

Laura from Philly    |    Jan 26, 2012 07:00 AM

Another good example in favor of escorted crossings....it should be nation wide!

Lady Warwick    |    Jan 25, 2012 11:51 AM

Makes one wonder if this was a pattern for this driver. So glad that the girl was okay! Thank God!

Tim Bentz - Leavenworth W    |    Jan 25, 2012 07:17 AM

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