A New York state school bus driver and a Florida student were killed in separate school-bus related incidents.
On Tuesday, a First Student school bus driver in Ischua, New York was involved in a one-vehicle crash, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office stated in a crash report. The school bus reportedly entered a ditch and the driver, an unidentified 57-year-old male, was ejected from the bus during the crash.
The driver was reportedly pronounced dead at Olean General Hospital from injuries sustained in the crash. A female bus monitor was also on board and was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
No students were on board, and the investigation remains ongoing.
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Meanwhile, a 15-year-old female was hit Wednesday by a school bus after entering a crosswalk in Palm Beach County, Florida, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office.
The school bus was traveling eastbound and stopped at a traffic light, as a pedestrian was walking northbound on the sidewalk. When the light turned green for the school bus, the student entered the crosswalk.
The school bus struck the struck and dragged her underneath the vehicle for a short distance. She was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital, where she later died from her injuries.
That incident also remains under investigation.