Texas student killed by truck while exiting school bus

Posted on January 11, 2011

KAUFMAN, Texas — A 7-year-old boy was killed while exiting a Kaufman Independent School District bus on Thursday.

The student, whose name has not been released, was struck by a Ford pickup truck that illegally passed the bus.

Police said that Salvador Hernandez struck the boy with his vehicle as the boy was crossing the street to his house. The school bus driver had activated the bus' flashing red lights and stop arm in compliance with state regulations, KHOU-TV reports. 

Hernandez is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge. The victim's two younger brothers witnessed the accident.


Related Topics: distracted driving, stop-arm running/illegal passing, Texas

Comments ( 10 )
  • Tina Campbell

     | about 6 years ago

    I think anyone that runs a school bus stop sign/red lights should have severe consequences. This is an ongoing problem in Michigan as well. When we turn the license plate number into the police, I don't know if they were ticketed or not. Thank God we have bus drivers that will not open the door until they make sure oncoming traffic has seen the lights and stop. We do not exit the bus to cross, but our kids do not cross until the driver gives them a signal.

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