7-year-old clipped in hit-and-run exiting Youngstown school bus

7-year-old clipped in hit-and-run exiting Youngstown school bus

And I’m Stan Boney. More bussing problems tonight for the Youngstown City Schools. This time it’s a hit- and-run accident involving a 7-year-old girl getting off her school bus on Rockview Avenue — the South Side — right before a busy on-ramp to I-680. Her mother’s upset… but thankful her daughter is okay. What happened — is our TOY STORY at 11. QUICK!! 9-13 Wiping tears away… Lashanda Boone comforts her 7-year- old daughter Marksha … and walks her safely back across the street. “BECAUSE OUR KIDS SHOULD BE THEIR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. SAFETY SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE.” She’s not happy with the Youngstown school district or her daughter’s bus driver… after the little girl got hit by a car at the intersection of High Street and Rockview Avenue. “SO IT’S CONSTANTLY HIGH SPEED HERE.” The family’s house is just blocks away from the on-ramp to I-680… and Boone says the bus driver let the kids off across the street on Rockview. “AND PROPER PROTOCOL IS TO STOP THE TRAFFIC TO LET THE KIDS CROSS THE STREET. YOU SHOULD NEVER LET A 7-YEAR-OLD CROSS THE STREET BY HERSELF.” 7:37 “NORMALLY I DO, I SIT ON THE PORCH AND CROSS THEM ACROSS THE STREET. BUT TODAY I DIDN’T.” The car clipped Marksha’s leg and hit her hand… leaving the child shaken up. “I’M GLAD THAT SHE’S OKAY. BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN SOMETHING WAY MORE SERIOUS. AND THEN, THE DRIVER JUST FLED. SO THEY DIDN’T STOP TO MAKE SURE SHE’S OKAY OR NOTHING.” Boone tried talking to the bus driver who claimed she didn’t see what happened… and didn’t show any sympathy. “WHEN I TURN MY KIDS OVER TO YOUNGSTOWN CITY SCHOOLS, I EXPECT TO COME HOME IN THE SAME POSITION THAT I LEFT THEM IN WHEN THEY WENT TO SCHOOL.” From now on, Boone says she’ll drive her daughter to school herself… to avoid any future problems. Boone tells us CEO Krish Mohip and her daughter’s principal showed up at St. E’s and stayed for about an hour. We talked to Mohip and he said… the district will investigate tomorrow if the bus driver could have done more to prevent the situation. He plans to review bus camera footage. I called Youngstown Police tonight and learned — the driver of the car hasn’t been arrested.

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