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December 06, 2012  |   Comments (2)   |   Post a comment

Boy thrown over car after being struck by bus passer


GRAHAM, N.C. — Police said an 8-year-old boy escaped serious injury when he was struck by a car on Wednesday as he was crossing a road to his school bus, the Times-News reports.

The bus the student was approaching was stopped with its stop arm extended and its flashing lights activated. Officers said that 26-year-old Crystal Lashawn Clay tried to stop her vehicle just prior to the accident, locking the brakes before striking the child.

Responding officers said the boy was thrown over the car’s hood, roof and trunk, then jumped up and began talking almost immediately. Capt. Steve McGilvray told the news source that the boy “didn’t seem hurt at all.” Clay was charged with passing a stopped school bus and careless and reckless driving.

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With flashing red and yellow lights, stop signs and various other assorted lights, along with the COLOR and SIZE? Duh, officer I didn't see it.

Patricia VanBuren    |    Dec 07, 2012 03:02 PM

another good example that escort crossing should be nationwide that kid was lucky

a bud driver    |    Dec 06, 2012 03:26 PM

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