A harrowing incident took place on Hickory Hill Road in Jackson’s Harmony Farms neighborhood on Monday morning, when a child was nearly struck by a reckless bus driver.
Video obtained by Lakewood Alerts shows the bus moving at a high rate of speed as it approaches the child’s stop before coming to a halt. The child then begins crossing the street to board the bus, but the bus driver hits the gas again – right as the child is walking in front of the bus.
A woman can be heard on the video letting out a shout as the bus driver slams on the brakes to avoid running the child over.
Unfortunately, the bus company, HT, does not provide service through the LSTA. Therefore, contact with the bus company must be made directly. However, after numerous attempts to HT, the company has still not responded – more than 24 hours after the near-tragedy occurred.