GLENDALE, California (May 4, 2013) – A 13-year-old student from Roosevelt Middle School in Glendale was killed Thursday after being struck down on his bicycle by a school bus at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Riverside Drive, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The teenager, who the coroner identified as Jonathan Hernandez, was riding his bike about 2 p.m. in the eastbound lanes heading westbound at the time of the bus accident. Several fellow students witnessed the bicycle accident and told authorities the boy may not have been looking at the time of the crash.
The driver immediately got off the bus and screamed for help as the boy was trapped underneath the empty bus.
Paramedics and emergency workers quickly transported the injured boy by ambulance to Glendale Memorial Hospital, but he died a short time later, the Times reported.
“This is a heartbreaking tragedy for everyone involved,” said Attorney West Seegmiller.
Sources: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-classmates-stunned-after-boy-13-killed-by-school-bus-20130504,0,6770045.story, http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/05/03/boy-13-dies-after-being-hit-by-school-bus-while-riding-bicycle-in-glendale/
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