Girl Walking to School Hit, Killed by School Bus

Brooklyn driver arrested and charged after horrific incident
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2020 7:02 PM CST
Girl Walking to School Hit, Killed by School Bus
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Patience Albert, 10, was crossing the street at a Brooklyn intersection locals say is notoriously dangerous when a school bus attempting to make a right turn hit the girl as apparent family members looked on, distraught, NBC New York reports. Albert, who was walking to school with her brother at the time, died at a hospital shortly after the 6:30am Tuesday collision, the New York Post reports. The bus driver was suspended by his employer and charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care. The intersection has all-way stop signs, which locals say isn't enough. "Just because black and brown people live here doesn't mean we don't deserve traffic lights," said one person at the scene. (More New York stories.)

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