A boy was seriously injured by a semi truck while exiting a school bus in Maine on Tuesday afternoon.
The accident happened on May 30th in Gray, Maine at around 2:30 p.m. on Route 100.
According to WWNYTV News, the student was crossing in front of the bus on his way home from school when a semi truck came around the corner and could not stop in time. The 13-year-old was semi-conscious when first responders arrived and was soon taken to the hospital with serous injuries.
A witness says that she heard the sound of brakes and then honking from what she believes was the school bus.
“It’s heartbreaking,” said Patty Watson, who lives just a few doors down from where the crash happened. “Cars on Route 100 do not stop for buses.”
Maine State Police are working to determine how fast the semi truck was going and if the truck was in proper working order.
“They’ll be evaluating the vehicle, and we’ll be evaluating what’s left of the evidence, the skid marks, etc.,” Sheriff Kevin Joyce said.
There is a sign on one side of Route 100 warning drivers of the upcoming bus stop, but not on the side the semi truck was coming from. Bard Trucking, who owns the rig involved, declined to comment on the incident.