- Associated Press - Monday, May 5, 2014

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) - A Utah school district on Monday was evaluating its bus routes and student drop-off locations after a 10-year-old girl was struck by a school bus and later died from her injuries.

Officials with the Jordan School District began eyeing safety measures last week.

Engineers and transportation officials will be driving district routes and looking to see if buses have enough room to safely navigate the roads, among other concerns, district spokeswoman Sandy Riesgraf told The Salt Lake Tribune (https://bit.ly/1j3momM ).

Officials started their review with the bus stop near 4000 West and 10600 South, where authorities said Seleny Crosby, 10, was hit by a bus on Wednesday.

Police said the Welby Elementary School student had just gotten off her bus and was crossing a street when she was struck by another second bus. The driver of the second bus didn’t see the girl, police said.

The first bus had turned on its hazard flashers but did not turn on its yellow or red loading lights or deploy its stop signs, officials said.

Crosby died from her injuries on Friday.

“They spent a lot of Friday out there trying to think outside the box for any way to make that stop safer,” Riesgraf said.

Riesgraf said the school district plans to hold a meeting to discuss safety concerns with parents but it has not yet been scheduled.

South Jordan City Council members also plan to discuss bus safety at a meeting Tuesday.

Councilman Chris Rogers told the Tribune he would like to see additional bus stops added so children would not have to cross the street after disembarking from their bus.

“There’s absolutely no reason,” Robert said, “that the bus should not drop off kids on the side of the street where they live.”


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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