It should have been just another bus ride home to his mom, but it ended in tragedy. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that earlier this week an 8-year old Cartersville boy was struck by a school bus and died on the scene at the Cartersville bus barn. This tragic school bus accident has the local community in shock.
The Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog posted recently about two teens that were struck and killed while walking on a rural Hephzibah road. When tragedy strikes, we question why. How could a young boy be taken in such a tragic accident? A tragedy like this causes all Georgians to think about keeping our loved ones, and especially our children, safe. What seems like a normal day can turn into devastation in the blink of an eye.
In the Cartersville tragedy, the boy rode in a school bus and was dropped off at the bus barn only to be killed after exiting the bus. That bus was driven by a relative. The boy had probably done this many times before, because his mother worked at the bus barn. Tragically, on this day the young boy got off his bus at the barn and then apparently walked around the bus in which he had been riding. The boy was killed by a school bus that was in the area of the bus barn.
Sadly, the school bus driver who was driving the bus that struck and killed the young boy was apparently also a long-term employee with an excellent record. Authorities are investigating the incident, but say charges are unlikely to be filed. Certainly, that driver’s sorrow must also be terribly difficult.
The Cartersville school system is understandably in shock over this tragedy. The assistant superintendant of schools spoke to the AJC about the closely-knit community and their care for one another: ” ‘Words do not fully capture the pain our hearts feel at this time; and we join with [the family] as we grieve together.’ ”
Sometimes accidents happen that are extremely difficult to accept or to understand. Sometimes parents do everything they can to protect their children, but in one tragic instant, something happens to change lives forever as occurred in this tragic accident.
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