- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - The parents of a 5-year-old central California boy struck and killed by a city bus while crossing the street in front of his school have filed wrongful-death claims against Modesto and the school district.

The Modesto Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1pIdwlf) the claims blame the city for putting a bus route along a residential street with an elementary school. They accuse Modesto City Schools of ignoring complaints that children were at risk.

Alan Alexander Navarro Fernandez died March 26 outside Tuolumne Elementary. Authorities said the boy was crossing the street to meet his mother at her vehicle on the other side when he was hit by the Modesto Area Express bus.

Schools Superintendent Pam Able declined to comment. City Attorney Adam Lindgren said he expected Modesto to defend itself against the allegations.


Information from: The Modesto Bee, https://www.modbee.com

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