14-Year-Old Girl Hit and Killed by School Bus in Queens

school_bus_chopper001.jpgThis morning, a 14-year-old student at Francis Lewis High School was struck by a school bus as she crossed the street near 57th Avenue and 90th Street in Elmhurst, Queens. She suffered head injuries and later died at Elmhurst Hospital Center, according to reports.

The girl’s name has not been released and details of the crash are unknown. City Room has the most thorough coverage at this point. The Daily News and several TV stations are also following the story.

Reports City Room:

Officials said that a preliminary investigation indicated no
criminality. The bus driver stayed at the scene and there was “no
alcohol on the guy’s breath,” a police spokesman said.

Photo: MSNBC

  • Rhywun

    No criminality, just… “Oops”? I’ve long wondered by people aren’t held responsible for incompetent driving. If I point a gun at someone and it accidentally goes off, it’s not “Oops”, it’s jail time. I don’t see the difference.

  • Daniel

    I knew this girl. I went to elementary with her. One of my best friends was really close to her. I called him to talk about what happened, and I quote him as saying “she was like a sister to me”. She was a very quiet girl, and she was also very bright; an honors student.
    R.I.P. Jasmine Paragas
    1994-2008

  • Cindy

    jasmine,
    miss you.
    u were special to all of us.
    -never forget you-

  • Sean

    damn….. why another child i qo to franny and like it was scary hearing it over the loud speaker that someone died from your school its scary and like some of my friends were crying and yes even teachers were crying
    r.i.p jasmine = ‘ [

  • azure

    R.I.P Jasmine.

    I don’t think we were ever personally close friends, but I believe that I knew her. She was friends with my cousin, and it’s tragic.

    All I can say now, is goodbye.

  • This is a real tragedy. I’m so sorry for you kids who lost a dear friend, and of course, for her family. It sounds like Jasmine was an exceptional young lady.

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