Sarasota student hit by car while at bus stop

I really believe that the majority of drivers, if they were made to take a drivers' test today, would fail. For most adults, it's been DECADES since they took their driving exam, and a lot of that information has been forgotten. Don't believe me? Have you driven our roads lately? Seems like a lot of people have no clue what they're doing behind the wheel!

This morning, a 15 year old high school student was hit by a car while crossing the street to get on his school bus.

It happened around 7:15am near the intersection of Gantt and Proctor in Sarasota. The district tells ABC7 that the bus was starting to approach its stop and had its hazard lights on, getting ready to stop, when the boy started to cross the road and was hit by a car.

The teen was seriously hurt and was scheduled to be flown by Bayflight to All Children’s Hospital in St. Pete, but due to inclement weather was taken by ambulance. The district says he suffered non-life threatening injuries and is expected to recover.

We've seen way too many of these types of incidents lately, where drivers don't stop for a school bus with its lights flashing, or drivers on the opposite side of the road don't know if/when they're supposed to stop. If you're not sure, LOOK IT UP. You don't want to be responsible for hitting a kid with your car! 


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