Albuquerque boy in hospital after being hit by school bus

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police have said it appears a school bus driver was not at fault for an accident Thursday morning that seriously injured a child.

It happened Thursday at about 7:30 a.m. in a neighborhood near Coors Boulevard and Paseo Del Norte.

Police said the bus had just picked up kids and was driving away when the 10-year-old ran out in front of the bus. Witnesses said he became entangled in the tire.

“Unfortunately, broken bones. Will be fine. Taken to the hospital, parents advised. We had a lot of witnesses we have to talk to, but looks like pedestrian error at this point,” said Albuquerque Police Officer Simon Drobik.

The kids were from Southwest Secondary Learning, a charter school in northeast Albuquerque. The school said the rest of the kids made it to class and are doing fine.

The bus belongs to Lucero Bus Company. KRQE News 13 called them for comment but have not heard back.

 

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