KILLEEN, Texas – UPDATE: A former Killeen ISD bus driver has been cited for failing to activate the warning lights as a middle school student was exiting the bus.
The student was struck by a pickup truck Monday after stepping off the bus near Hilltop Loop and Wales Drive. The district worked in coordination with Killeen Police as they conducted the investigation.
Through the investigation, the Killeen Police Department cited the former bus driver for failing to activate the warning lights on the bus at the appropriate time.
At this point, the district’s primary concern is the well-being and recovery of the student. The student is in stable condition.
All Killeen ISD Transportation employees were provided additional training on the proper ways to report emergencies and the importance of all precautionary light and signal protocols. As student safety is the district’s highest concern, it is reminding all drivers to be cautious as students have returned to in-person instruction.
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Killeen ISD and Killeen Police are investigating an accident involving a student who was getting off a school bus Monday afternoon.
KISD says it happened near Hilltop Loop and Wales. Early reports say a truck hit the middle school student who was crossing in front of a bus at the time.
A helicopter took the student to a hospital out of an abundance of caution, according to KISD.
The students name is not being released at this time.
Now that in-person classes have resumed in Killeen, the school district is asking the public to slow down and be mindful of school buses and students.
Source: Killeen Independent School District