Tragically, a 15-year-old boy was the victim of a fatal school bus accident on Thursday, September 3, 2015. The accident happened at approximately 2:45 p.m. outside of Founders Hall Middle School in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. According to police, the teen crossed the street about 50 feet before the crosswalk, where buses approach the intersection. At the intersection, reports say the boy was struck by a school bus. The teenage pedestrian was taken to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), where he was pronounced dead.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time a pedestrian accident like this has occurred at this location. In March of 2014, a classmate of the student fatally injured this year was struck and killed by a dump truck while crossing the street. Students at the school are mourning the deaths of two of their classmates in just over a year. Members of the community feel that more action should have been taken after the first teen’s death in order to prevent another tragedy.
Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating the details of the case.
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Tragically, a 15-year-old boy was the victim of a fatal school bus accident on Thursday, September 3, 2015.