Safety

Bus driver resigns after student struck by car

Posted on January 23, 2012

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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Related Topics: stop-arm running/illegal passing

Comments ( 4 )
  • Linda

     | about 6 years ago

    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.

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