Back to school is bad enough for some kids. But getting hit by a truck!?! That’s just too much!
What a terrible way to start the school year!
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Just two weeks into the school year, video has been released of two Austin Independent School District students being hit by trucks in separate incidents seconds after they stepped off their school bus.
…The students in both cases were not seriously injured. The 12-year-old walked away with bumps and bruises, and the 17-year-old was taken to the hospital by ambulance to get checked out.
In both cases, the drivers stayed at the scene and were cited by police.
During the first week of school, AISD police say their stop arm cameras have caught between 900 and 1,000 violators. During the entire school year last year, a total of 6,600 citations were issued.
The school district began ticketing drivers who illegally pass school buses equipped with stop-arm cameras on Feb. 8.
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