bus hits student sept. 26

A University of Georgia bus hit a student as she was crossing Sanford Drive toward the journalism building on Sept. 26.

A student using a Tate crosswalk was hit by a University of Georgia bus on Wednesday, Sept. 26, according to a police report.

The student was on Sanford Drive attempting to cross toward the journalism building when a bus turning onto Sanford from Hooper Street failed to stop, the report said. The student saw the driver slow down before the stop sign so she continued to cross, but when she looked up the bus was continuing to move toward her.

The bus hit the student’s right hand as she attempted to back up out of the way, the report said.

Police reviewed video footage from the UGA bus and determined that the driver was at fault for the accident, according to the report.

The driver was sent home Wednesday while UGA reviewed the incident. 

The driver was issued two citations for failing to yield to a pedestrian and failing to stop at a stop sign.

The student told EMS her right hand was stiff and swollen and her back was tight but declined transportation to the hospital, the report said.