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October 22, 2019

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Two students, 12, hit by bus near middle school

Updated Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 | 2:54 p.m.

Two students were injured this morning when they were hit by a school bus in a crosswalk near their southeast valley middle school, according to Metro Police.

Police initially said one of the students suffered critical injuries but later reported both were at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center with injuries that did not appear life threatening.

The two 12-year-olds had the right-of-way when the Clark County School District bus hit them as it made a left turn about 8:05 a.m. near Cannon Middle School, in the area of Eastern Avenue and Oquendo Road, Sgt. Zack Marsh said.

The children, who were heading to class, both suffered head injuries, Marsh said.

The bus driver was cited on a count of failure to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in a crosswalk, Marsh said. The driver was not impaired, Marsh said.

Witnesses told investigators the children had a walk signal and waited a bit before crossing the street, Marsh said. The driver told police he did not see them, Marsh said.

The bus had just dropped off students at nearby Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts and was heading to a bus stop to pick up Cannon students, School District spokesman Mauricio Marin said.