The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal school bus accident that left a 6-year-old girl dead on Monday.
Details of the Brock ISD School Bus Crash
WFAA reports the crash occurred around 4 pm Monday at a school bus stop in the 400 block of Canyon Creek Circle in Parker County.
The Brock ISD school bus had dropped off several students before proceeding to drive forward. The school bus stuck a 6-year-old female student.
The young girl has been identified as Emory Sayre.
Around 1,000 people attended a vigil for Emory on Tuesday night.
The incident remains under investigation.
Safety Tips for Students Boarding and Exiting School Buses
School bus pick-up and drop-off can be dangerous – even deadly. While you cannot account for all dangers, there are some steps your child can take to help ensure their safety.
- Stay six feet from the curb as the bus approaches. This is the same as your child taking three big steps back.
- Do not move toward the stopped bus until its doors have opened and the driver says it is okay to board.
- When exiting a bus, take at least three big steps away from the side of the bus.
- If you must cross the street in front of the bus, do not cross until you are 10 feet or about five big steps ahead of the bus. Make sure the bus driver can see you and you can see the bus driver before crossing.
- Never walk behind the school bus.
- If you drop something by the school bus, tell the bus driver. Do not try to pick it up without notifying the bus driver as they may not see you.
Contact an Experienced School Bus Accident Attorney
If your child was injured on a school bus or at a bus stop, call Thomas J. Henry Law. Your child deserves safe transportation to and from school. When negligence causes a student to suffer injuries, those responsible should be held responsible. This could be the bus driver, the school district, or a driver of a separate vehicle.
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