- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) - A 16-year-old girl died after she was struck by a sport utility vehicle while walking to a school bus in suburban Philadelphia.

Authorities in Bucks County said the 10th grader was struck in Bensalem at about 6 a.m. Wednesday after the SUV disregarded a stop sign that was extended from the side of the stopped bus.

The girl was later pronounced dead at Aria Health Frankford campus. Her name hasn’t been released.

Public safety director Fred Harran said the 18-year-old driver, a student at Buck County technical high school, stopped at the scene.

Harran called it “a tragic event” that leaves two families’ lives “changed forever.” He said the district attorney’s office will decide whether charges are warranted.

Harran also said the intersection does not have a history of problems.

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