US Florida Man Hit by Car Then Run Over by School Bus While Crossing Street
The Massachusetts National Guard will be driving kids to school amid national bus driver shortage
Gov. Charlie Baker said 250 Guard personnel will be available to serve as drivers of school transport vans, with training set to begin Tuesday.The governor of Massachusetts on Monday activated the state’s National Guard to help with busing students to school, a growing issue in states across the country.
A Florida man suffered serious injuries after he was hit by a car and then run over by a school bus while crossing the street on Friday morning, according to a report.
According to ClickOrlando, the incident occurred at 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of American Boulevard and Texas Avenue in Orlando, Florida. The unidentified 25-year-old pedestrian, who was last reported in stable condition, was crossing the street via a crosswalk when he was struck by a white sedan.
Florida law requires drivers to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
School Left Using Party Bus With Stripper Poles Amid Bus Driver Shortage
The school is located in Massachusetts, where the National Guard was recently deployed to drive students to school thanks to extreme driver shortages.English teacher Jim Mayers shared the image to his Twitter account on September 17, showing said party bus with visible stripper poles and LED lighting, gaining over 92,000 likes on the thread. In the photo, students' heads can be seen riding the bus in the background.
"The driver of a vehicle at an intersection that has a traffic control signal in place shall stop before entering the crosswalk and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian, with a permitted signal, to cross a roadway when the pedestrian is in the crosswalk or steps into the crosswalk," Section seven of Florida Statute 316.130 states.
Additionally, drivers must also yield to pedestrians in crosswalks where traffic control signals are not in place.
Of course, pedestrians are not legally allowed to "suddenly leave a curb ... and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield." However, the Orlando pedestrian was already in the crosswalk when he was hit by the sedan.
The driver, a 34-year-old woman, told police that she swerved to the right lane when a vehicle stopped at the intersection, the Orlando Sentinel reports. She then swerved back into the left lane but hit the man in the process.
WhatsApp, social posts helped lead Haitian migrants to Texas
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — For the final leg of his journey from Chile to the United States, Haitian migrant Fabricio Jean followed detailed instructions sent to him via WhatsApp from his brother in New Jersey who had recently taken the route to the Texas border. His brother wired him money for the trip, then meticulously mapped it out, warning him of areas heavy with Mexican immigration officials. “You will need about 20,000 pesos (about $1,000 U.S. dollars) for the buses. You need to take this bus to this location and then take another bus,” recounted Jean, who spoke to The Associated Press after reaching the border town of Del Rio.
Then, a school bus — which was headed to Oak Ridge High School — ran over the man.
The security camera of a nearby business captured the entire accident on video. The footage, which was obtained by ClickOrlando, shows the man fall to the ground upon being hit by the sedan.
While he lays on the ground, the school bus approaches. Though the bus appears to swerve to the right — per the Orlando Sentinel, the bus driver told police she did this in an attempt to avoid the man but he was still struck by the bus.
The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, though he is in stable condition,35 News reported. No other injuries were reported.
The students were placed on a separate bus and taken to school.
A Florida Highway Patrol report obtained by ClickOrlando states that the driver of the sedan faces charges of failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
‘As adults, we failed’: New Jersey’s school bus driver shortage grows ‘dire’ .
Amid a nationwide bus driver shortage, many New Jersey families say they‘ve been worn down by endless lengthy delays, no-show drivers and poor communication from districts. Three weeks into the school year, parents and school leaders say the shortage is becoming a crisis and they’re demanding the state take action. It’s unclear how widespread the driver shortage is in New Jersey. The state Department of Education did not respond to multiple requests for comment or to answer questions about how many districts they’ve heard from with busing issues.