Boy, 6, Hit By School Bus in Temple Terrace Area
The boy suffered non-life threatening injuries and the bus driver was cited for failure to use due care to avoid a pedestrian, Tampa Police said.
A 6-year-old boy was hit by a school bus after he got off at his stop Friday afternoon and suffered non-life threatening injuries, the Tampa Police Department reported.
Chrishawon Ellis was struck by the bus after he exited at North 51st Street and East Liberty Street in the Temple Terrace area around 3 p.m. and was crossing the street, according to police.
The driver, Betty Louise Thomas, 50, of Seffner, didn't see the child and stepped on the gas, police said. She was cited with failure to use due care to avoid a pedestrian.
The child was taken to Tampa General Hospital to be treated.
It was not immediately clear which school he attends, officials said.
The investigation is ongoing. Stay tuned to Patch for updates.