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brooklyn bus crash

Girl struck and killed by school bus in Brooklyn

Feb. 25, 2020
10-year-old was trying to cross a street on her way to school when a bus hit her.

A 10-year-old girl was killed Tuesday morning when a bus struck her as she tried to cross a street in Brooklyn.

CBS New York reports that the girl was walking with her brother to a nearby charter school when the bus hit her. Police say the child stepped into the crosswalk and was struck by the bus as the driver made a right turn. The brother was not injured.

The bus was towed away by police, and state and city investigators were  on the scene trying to determine what happened.

Police say the bus was unoccupied except for the driver.

New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza issued the following statement:

“This is devastating, and my heart goes out to the family and school community. We are providing all support necessary during this difficult time. The driver has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation."

Video from CBS New York:

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