A boy on a scooter is lucky to be alive after being struck by a school bus in Lakewood.
The incident happened yesterday as the school bus made a turn from Central Avenue onto Sunset Road, striking the boy crossing the road.
The bus fled the scene, and the dashcam driver who witnessed the accident says he checked up on the boy to make sure he was okay, then caught up with the bus driver. The bus driver was reportedly unaware he had struck the boy.
The boy should have been more careful and looked before he entered the street
The bus ran the red light and hit a pedestrian and somehow this is the kids fault?
Where is his helmet and all the others in Lakewood?
We are the Am Segulah! Since Hashem protects us we don’t need those dorky looking helmets. From what I observe here in West Gate, helmets are apparently only for those who lack sufficient bitachon. Who knew? (P.S. Heavy sarcasm intended here).
Sorry to say you can’t only blame the bus driver. . The kids on bikes have no clue how to ride on city streets.
The real news is the nissim that happen 100 times a day when reckless riders are “not” being hit. Parents that buy these dangerous vehicles for their children should be held accountable for their negligence.
The kids should be riding dirt bikes instead of scooters.
The boy is completely at fault. As a scooterist on a sidewalk, you cannot expect the bus driver to see you riding (very fast) alongside him on central avenue before the bus turns. The boy needs to stop at the intersection.
Yes the driver is also faulty for practically taking a right turn on red without coming to a stop first.
But the boy is missing the basics.
The boy was not wearing a helmet and was driving in the street.
Do we need the innocent face of a boy killed on an electric scooter or bike plastered all over town for us to finally get serious about these dangerous things?
One of my biggest pet peeves is that people think making a right on red is the equivalent to a green light.
It is actually the equivalent of a stop sign.
Many times when I am making a right and red, and I come to a complete stop, I get honked at from the driver behind me who expects me to plow foward
Parents need to finally wake up! I know its fun & cool t ride these scooters etc, but its super dangerous.
Not acceptable. I hope it was reported to police and report it to the bus company video should be turned over to them, regardless doesn’t matter what he hit a kid and continued on and how could he have not seen that kid the angle of the bus turning, he could see what was in front of him
Please read this and share for people who may not read the scoop.
From my article today:
WEAR A HELMET
Knee and elbow pads can also help to prevent injury from falls and collisions.
CHECK FOR DAMAGE
Before riding, ensure the handlebars, brakes, throttle, bell, lights, tires, cables, and frame are in good condition. Damage to the e-scooter can cause you to lose control and crash.
TEST THE BRAKES
Make sure you know how to use the brakes and how long it takes to stop the e-scooter so you’re prepared for an emergency stop. Stopping distance can vary significantly from scooter to scooter.
ALERT OTHERS AND BE SEEN.
E-scooters are small, quick, and silent, making it difficult for others to spot you, especially in parking lots and structures. Wear a reflector. Use the bell/horn to alert others. Do not make abrupt, unpredictable movements.
WATCH OUT FOR OBSTACLES
Uneven surfaces, cracks, and small objects on your pathway can stop the e-scooter suddenly, throwing you off.
Always keep both hands on the handlebars and keep items off the handlebars.
SLOW AND STEADY
Slow down and lean back when you have to ride over bumps.
ALCOHOL OR DRUGS.
Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Only one person per e-scooter; additional riders can increase the risk and severity of collisions.
AVOID DISTRACTIONS WHILE RIDING
Listening to music while riding is distracting and prevents you from hearing your environment. Same goes for talking on your phone, even with a hands-free device, because it can result in distracted operation of the scooter
Jumps and bumps can damage e-scooters and e-bikes and make it unstable. This can pose a risk not only to yourself but also to people around you and to the next rider.
FOLLOW ALL MANUFACTURER DIRECTIONS
Check the e-bike’s and e-scooter’s safety information, such as weight and age limits. Many e-scooters are designed specifically for adults because of the size and and speed of the scooter.
The e-scooter and e-bike should be parked upright and away from pedestrian and motorist traffic so that it’s not a tripping hazard.
There is absolutely no reason to show actual footage of a child being hit by a school bus. What is wrong with everyone that it is ok for you to watch this?
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