The girl’s book bag got hung up on the bus door as she was leaving the Avoca Central School bus at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on County Route 55 in the Town of Fremont, north of Hornellsville.
The girl, who was not identified by police, was dragged four-tenths of a mile before the driver noticed her!
Bus drivers are required to watch the students to make sure they are clear of the bus before even shutting off the flashing lights, much less starting down the road. At this point, no one knows what this bus driver was doing but he or she certainly wasn’t paying any attention to the student – which is the driver’s primary responsibility.
The girl was treated at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell for foot injuries and released.
Police are still investigating the incident. Anyone with information concerning this incident is urged to call the local authorities.
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