Boy in New Mexico Boards Bus After Being Hit

A boy in New Mexico was hit by a school bus which he then boarded after. The boy suffered from leg and rib injuries.

Rio Rancho, NM– A Rio Rancho boy was hit by a school bus and then boarded it with leg and rib injuries on Wednesday afternoon, January 5, 2011. The automobile accident occurred at around 1:05 p.m. as the bus from Maggie Cordova Elementary School was traveling on Wexford Road near Tarpon Avenue, as reported by KRQE.

Rio Rancho Police Department reported that a 9-year-old boy ran in front of the school and was hit, but he still boarded the bus as it made a few more stops before emergency crews arrived.

Responding emergency crews rushed the boy via ambulance to University of New Mexico Hospital for treatment of rib and leg injuries.

A full investigation is underway. The Rio Rancho Public Schools is conducting its own investigation of the accident. The bus driver, who reportedly is a veteran, was placed on administrative… continue reading

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Wrong-way Accident Kills One

In Medina County, one person was left dead after a driver drove the wrong way down a one-way road. The collision injured three others.

San Antonio, TX—A fatal collision in Medina County left one person dead, after a wrong-way driver slammed into an on-coming sedan. The deadly automobile accident occurred in the northbound lane of Interstate 35, just off mile post 131, near Lytle on Saturday, January 8, 2011, as reported by MySanAntonio.com.

According to Department of Public Safety (DPS) reports, wrong-way driver, Jeffrey Tillman, 29, of Devine was traveling south in the northbound lane of I-35 in a Suzuki SX4, when he approached a Chevrolet Cavalier who was traveling north in the northbound lane. The driver of the sedan, Kelley Bittler, 35, tried to turn right to avoid the oncoming collision, but the two vehicles struck each other on their left front-ends. The report did not offer any further details about the collision.

Tillman was pronounced dead at the scene by… continue reading

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