Student dies after being run over by school bus

Posted on February 22, 2011

GULFPORT, Miss. — This morning the Gulfport Police Department responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was a 10-year-old student from Bel-Aire Elementary School.

Upon arrival, the student was found suffering from injuries. A witness told police that the Harrison County School District bus had made a pick up and was leaving when the boy ran up to catch it. He ran alongside the bus, and at some point he fell and was run over by the rear tires of the bus.

The student was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

The incident is under investigation.


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Comments ( 9 )
  • Paul Christopher

     | about 6 years ago

    I am a Transportation Supervisor for my county, I am also a school bus driver instructor. I have been a school bus operator for 38 yrs. As alot of you that claim to be school bus operators are very aware of the many blind spots surrounding your bus that can not be seen with your mirrors. I agree that the parents are just as much at fault. My heart is deeply hurting for these very same parents because they will live forever with this memory watching their child killed before their eyes. Putting the blame on anyone will never bring that precious child back. Education in the schools for the students and parents as well on the dangers are a school bus is what is needed. I have drivers that will freely go around to schools with their school bus to train and explain to the little ones as to how to approach a school bus. Once again my heart goes out to those parents as well as the school bus driver because he will forever have that memory to live with.

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