Our thoughts are prayers are with the 11 year old girl who was struck by a yellow school bus as she was crossing the street at St. John's Place and Nostrand Avenue in the Crown Heights area of Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon (February 15, 2017). Reportedly, medics removed her to Kings County Hospital, where she was seen for head trauma and a fractured pelvis. We wish her a speedy and full recovery.
Police apparently stated that the child was in the crosswalk when she was struck. A witness, Jovani Soto, was quoted as saying that the bus was turning the corner and suggested that the bus was moving too quickly. Mr. Soto further explained, "I guess her book bag or something like hit the door or something. It made her spin and hit the floor. As he kept turning, he ran her over."
The description sounds absolutely horrific.