10-Year-Old Hit, Killed by School Bus in New York

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File photo of an old Atlantic Express school bus operating in New York City.

A school bus struck and killed a 10-year-old girl in Brooklyn on Tuesday, as she and her brother were attempting to cross the street on their way to a nearby charter school, abc7NY reported.

Both siblings reportedly stepped into a crosswalk and were struck by the bus as the driver made a right-hand turn.

The girl, Patience Albert, was taken to Brookdale University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her brother was transported from the scene by ambulance and was reportedly alert and conscious.

No student passengers were on board the school bus at the time, and the driver remained at the scene.

It was later reported that the school bus driver, 61-year-old Pedro Colon, was arrested and charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care. He was reportedly issued a desk appearance ticket for both charges.

Editor’s note: This article was updated on Feb. 26 to include recently released information.