Drivers need to be careful when buses are on the road

POSTED: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 2:14pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

BRYAN -- It's pretty hard to miss a bright yellow school bus on the road but that wasn't the case yesterday when a driver pulled out in front of a Bryan ISD bus full of kids.

The bus, which was transporting students home from Stephen F. Austin Middle School, was struck near the downtown Bryan area Thursday afternoon.

A few students complained of neck pain and were transported by EMS at the request of their parents but thankfully, no one was seriously injured.

Officer Rhonda Seaton says it could've been a lot worse and drivers need to pay attention when school buses are present.

"School buses are going to be stopping places that you probably don't anticipate them stopping because there are not marked school bus stops for those types of vehicles so give some extra room, allow a little bit of extra space between you and the school bus, enough space so that if they do stop suddenly for whatever reason that you'll be able to stop without striking them."

Officer Seaton also recommends putting the cell phone away when you're in you car.

Thursday's incident was the third bus accident in Bryan this year.

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