WRIC – RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Police are investigating after a student was struck getting off a school bus on Warwick Road Wednesday afternoon.
Shortly before 3:15 p.m., a Richmond Public Schools bus was unloading students near the intersection of Warwick Road and Fernbrook Drive.
A group of students began to cross Warwick Road when one of them was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound. The student was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Allison Murphy, a parent who lives nearby where the incident occurred, remembers hearing the sound of tires skidding followed by the sound of sirens.
She says drivers need to pay better attention to stopped buses to prevent incidents like this from happening again.
"Drivers need to be more careful and take their time," Murphy said. "If the (bus) sign is out, then stop. People are not obeying the laws of the road."
The RPD Crash Team responded and interviewed the driver, who remained on scene until officers arrived. Charges are pending.