According to CBS News, three young teens were hit by a school bus while trying to cross the street in Jefferson County. The three students attend Summit Ridge Middle School and were attempting to cross the street at the South Simms and West Cross Avenue intersection. At this time, a school bus turned left and struck the three pedestrians. The teens were responsive but severely injured when emergency personnel arrived on scene. Witnesses stated that the pedestrians were in a designated crosswalk with a walk signal at the time of the accident. The bus driver was a substitute driver for Jefferson County Schools and no children were on the bus during the incident. Colorado State Patrol are investigating further into the accident. All thoughts and prayers go out for a speedy recovery of the students involved.
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Any accident involving young students is a tragic one, especially when it involves pedestrians. Pedestrian collisions are particularly damaging due to their exposure and closeness to large vehicles. Although accidents are very unpredictable, cars and pedestrians need to obey all traffic laws and be aware of their surroundings.
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