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Round Up: More Children Hit by Illegal Passers

In St. Louis, Ohio, a 9-year-old boy was reportedly hit by a motorist after walking off his school bus in the evening, reported KSDK TV.

The school bus was stopped, and the boy was attempting to cross the street when a car drove around the school bus and hit the boy. He reportedly suffered a leg injury.

According to data that School Transportation News has been compiling for this school year, the Ohio student was the 6th student to be hit this month by an illegal passer.

Earlier this week on Monday, a 7-year-old boy was hit by a car while trying to board the school bus in New Hanover County, North Carolina, reported the WWAY TV station.

The school bus was stopped with its stop arm extended and red lights flashing when a car came from the opposite direction and hit the student while he was crossing the street.

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Last week, three incidents were reported of children being hit while either attempting to board their school bus or exiting their school bus in the afternoon.

During the 2018-2019 school year, October was the worst month for illegal passing incidents, as 16 students were injured and six were killed, according to data STN has collected.


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