1st-grader killed by truck near bus stop

Posted on September 4, 2012

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — A first-grader was struck and killed by a pickup truck Thursday in an attempt to cross the road near a bus stop, the Rocky Mount Telegram reports.

Officials said that Janell Simmons, 7, was waiting to be picked up for school with three siblings at a bus stop. Janell was on the opposite side of the street from her siblings for an unknown reason; as the pickup truck and a school bus (which reportedly was not the one picking up the girl and her siblings) were heading toward each other on the two-lane road, Janell attempted to re-cross the road and was struck by the truck.

The truck driver, Eddie Suggs, will not face any charges from the incident, North Carolina Highway Patrol authorities said.

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Comments ( 1 )
  • John

     | about 5 years ago

    Please, let's be careful about labeling accidents as "Truck" hits student, and "the Truck Driver".... which would lead the reader to believe this was a big-rig and a CDL driver, when in fact it was a PICKUP truck, which weighs no more than many other passenger vehicles on the roadways. Regardless, it's a tragic accident, but my ears always perk up when it is "TRUCK" related. Thanks, John

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