A middle school student was walking to their bus stop in Charlotte, North Carolina (NC) when they were struck by a motorcycle.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department the motorcycle was traveling on the 11200 block of Amber Glen Drive when they hit the child. Both the motorcyclist and the child were taken to the Carolinas Medical Center. The motorist was checked for a mild concussion and the child sustained broken bones.
This comes after a rash of accidents involving school children this year in North Carolina (NC). In one instance a child was killed while exiting her bus in Raleigh. Police departments statewide have been cracking down on motorists through Operation Stop Arm. Officers have been following buses on their routes and issuing citations to drivers who fail to follow school bus safety laws. North Carolina has even increased the penalty for violating these laws and drivers could now face jail time.
However, as the accident on Amber Glen Drive proves, children are not only in danger while getting on and off the school bus but walking to and from bus stops as well. Children often walk more then a block to reach their school bus and they may wait at the bus stop for a long time before being picked up. This gives a large window for children to be involved in pedestrian accidents, especially in morning rush hour traffic when drivers are hurrying from their homes to work. Drivers should always remain cautious in residential areas where children are often found on the roadways.
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