Over 900 citations handed out in first week of school in Austin, Tx
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Two instances of children being hit by cars while walking either home from school or off the school bus are causing concerns for police in Austin, Texas.
The Austin Independent School District Police Chief Eric Mendez said Thursday that more than 900 citations have been handed out in the first week of school for drivers illegally passing school buses. Some of the incidents have included students getting hit by drivers not obeying the law.
The first video from an accident on Monday. It showed a driver turning right and hitting a student who was walking in the crosswalk. The student walked away from the accident and the driver was cited for not yielding the right-of-way to a pedestrian.
The second video happened on Tuesday. It showed a student who was crossing in front of the bus get hit and thrown by a passing driver. The bus had the stop sign and lights on when the accident happened. The student was okay and the driver in that instance was cited for passing a school bus.