They Were Waiting for the Bus. Then, Backpacks Everywhere

Tampa car crash that injured 7 is 5th time in 3 days that accidents occurred at or near bus stops
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2018 9:17 AM CDT
Updated Nov 2, 2018 12:10 PM CDT
Stop when you see this sign on a bus.   (Getty Images/JerryX)

(Newser) – School safety has become a nationwide issue, but now school bus stops are also in the spotlight, for a completely different reason. CNN notes that, for the fifth time in three days, kids have been injured or killed at or near bus stops, with the latest story coming out of Tampa, Fla. Two adults and five kids, ages 6 through 12, were hospitalized Thursday after witnesses say a Ford Escort slammed into them, sending backpacks, shoes, and other pieces of clothing flying. WFLA says the group that the car hit was made up of parents and kids walking to the bus stop about a block away. Two of the children are said to have serious injuries, with one in critical condition, but all those injured are expected to survive. In the other accidents, a total of five children have died. More on the crashes:

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