Boy thrown over car after being struck by bus passer

Posted on December 6, 2012

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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Videos of illegal bus passing:

Motorist drives on sidewalk to pass stopped bus

Stop-arm runner barely misses boy

Related Topics: North Carolina, stop-arm running/illegal passing

Comments ( 2 )
  • Patricia VanBuren

     | about 5 years ago

    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.

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