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11/16/2012 9:45:00 PM
Boy struck by school bus after crossing against traffic signal
Lisa Irish
The Daily Courier

A 12-year-old boy was struck by a school bus after he tried to ride his bike through a crosswalk against the traffic signal at Glassford Hill Road, Prescott Valley Police Officer Paul Dunn said.

The school bus was coming out of Bradshaw Mountain High School turning northbound on Glassford Hill Road when the boy on his bicycle came from behind the bus through the crosswalk, Prescott Valley Police Officer Paul Dunn said.

"All the witnesses said the crosswalk signal said 'don't cross' when the boy came riding fast through it," Dunn said.

The boy sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to Yavapai Regional Medical Center where he was treated for a broken arm, Dunn said.

A large group of students had crossed just before the boy, and the bus driver had waited until they were all safely across the street before beginning the turn, Dunn said.

The bus driver was not cited because there was no evidence of improper driving, Dunn added.

There have been several instances at that crosswalk where students try to cross against the signal and cars try to turn into the school drive even after they have a red arrow, Dunn said.

Students and drivers need to remember that traffic signals are there for their safety, Dunn stressed.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, November 19, 2012
Article comment by: Our Education System Has Failed Us

TO: That's Gunnery Sergeant to you

I believe you mean "oops, too late", don't you? I don't expect much literacy from an alleged Marine, but proofreading BEFORE you chastise others is always a good idea...

Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2012
Article comment by: That's Gunnery Sergeant to you

@ Roger Patterson and Interested Party

Suggest you two grammar Nazis run the sentence through a word processor's grammar and spell check before you make fools of yourselves by saying it is incorrect (opps, to late).

Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2012
Article comment by: Are you kidding me

Why was the kid crossing? Didn't his mom or dad teach to look both ways before crossing a street with cars and buses.didn't he learn how to read in school.I blame the PARENTS

Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2012
Article comment by: Happens more than you think in PV

Happened to me last week and this week also. These bullet proof kids on bikes. They ride the Highway in PV and wear dark clothes. God watched over them twice with me cause they almost got it. Parents need to be aware their kids are riding at night not even looking for cars coming at them. They ride their bikes on the hwy and dart right out into traffic. Wake up kids your bikes are no match for cars on the highway. Don't ride at night and don't ride or cross the highway, your going to die. PV police start pulling these kids to the side and warn them.

Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2012
Article comment by: Interested Party

To Roger Petterson, You have to excuse the Courier. English is not their first language.

Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012
Article comment by: Not to be technical but...

There are no 'red arrows' in that intersection.

And with the traffic the way it is there before and after school, if you're at the tail end of the light, you are bound to get stuck in the intersection for a moment.

Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012
Article comment by: A Lesson Learned

I hope the lad was issued a traffic citation as would anyone else for committing a similar infraction.

Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012
Article comment by: Roger Petterson

"A 12-year-old boy was struck by a school bus after he tried to ride his bike through a crosswalk against the traffic signal at Glassford Hill Road ...."
After? I'm sure you meant "when," unless riding the bike and being struck by the bus really were two separate and consecutive events.

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