Child Hit By School Bus

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WHEN: 03/23/12, 3 p.m.

WHERE: North 51st Street and East Liberty Street, Tampa

PEDESTRIAN: Chrishawon Ellis, 7/12/05, B/M, 5016 East Liberty Street, Tampa

BUS DRIVER: Betty Louise Thomas, 6/20/51, B/F, 603 Calhoun Avenue, Seffner

The child exited the bus and crossed the street. The bus driver didn’t see the child and stepped on the gas. The bus hit the child. The child was taken to Tampa General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing, however, the bus driver was cited with failure to use due care to avoid a pedestrian.