UGA Bus Accidentally Hits Student on Campus

Nov 9, 2017

A University of Georgia bus. This was not the bus involved in the incident on campus.
Credit University of Georgia

 A UGA bus hit a student on campus earlier this week. 

According to the UGA Police Department report, the student stepped out to cross Hooper Street, but didn’t stop to look before crossing. He was not in a crosswalk.

The student was then hit from behind by the UGA bus. He hit his head on the front windshield, but did not visibly cut his head. However, his vision did become blurry later. The student was then taken to Piedmont Athens Regional for treatment.

The UGA bus driver said he saw the student step off the sidewalk and tried to swerve and stop the bus, but was unable to do so. Because of the impact, a large crack was left in the passenger side window.

However, no occupants of the bus were injured.

Since the student was not in a crosswalk, he was found to be at fault for the accident, but no citation was given at the time. The incident occurred on Wednesday, November 8.