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Child struck after exiting school bus
By Mary Kauffman, SitNews


November 20, 2012
Tuesday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - A 68-year old Ketchikan woman has been been charged with Assault in the Third Degree, Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Stop for School Bus with Flashing Red Lights after a child was struck by her car last Thursday morning.

Investigation by Ketchikan Police Officers learned the child had just exited a school bus which was stopped on Baranof to unload students.  The bus had its red lights flashing and stop sign extended.  According to information provided by the Ketchikan Police Department, the vehicle being driven by Doris Loeser drove up from behind the school bus passing its red lights and the stop sign and struck the child. 

The child was taken to the PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center and received medical attention.

Alaska law requires that the driver of a vehicle that approaches from any direction a school bus that is stopped on a highway or vehicular way or area shall stop not less than 30 feet from the school bus and the driver may not proceed until the school bus proceeds and the flashing lights are no longer illuminated.



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Ketchikan Police Department


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