4-year-old run over by bus, dies

4-year-old run over by bus, dies

There are 7 comments on the KYTX-TV News story from Jan 5, 2011, titled 4-year-old run over by bus, dies. In it, KYTX-TV News reports that:

A 4-year-old was killed this evening in Morris County after being hit by a bus. The Naples Police Chief says 4-year-old Patience Alderman had gotten off the bus about a block too soon, and she was trying to get back to it when she tripped and fell.

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New Orleans, LA

#1 Jan 6, 2011
My heart goes out to the family and to the driver who has to live with what happened. As a former school bus driver, I have to wonder why the driver pulled away before making sure the child was well away from the bus, and further more, why the driver let her out too soon. May God be with them all.

Fouke, AR

#2 Jan 7, 2011
One of my friends cousin saw the whole thing occur. The little girl got off at her normal stop but she realized that day she was suppose to go to her babysitters house and went to get back on the bus so the bus driver thought she was well away from the bus and then all of a sudden she tripped and fell and the bus driver didn't see her. The bus driver got off the bus and held her while my friends cousin went inside to call 911. The bus driver pleaded with God for Him to take the bus driver instead of the little girl. It is horrible and my heart goes out to the family as well.
so sad

Texarkana, TX

#3 Jan 8, 2011
I understand that the bus driver is/was in a Shreveport hospital on suicide watch. This is so terribly, terribly sad, I pray for all involved.

Paris, TX

#4 Jan 14, 2011
I am Patience's older cousin. I want to thank you all for paying your respects to Patience and our family.
Cynthia Cobern

Texarkana, AR

#5 Jan 25, 2011
What a horrible thing to have to endure,on all accounts.. My heart goes out to the family and to the driver. And not to forget any and all who had witnessed it. :o(
Willie Granville

East Greenwich, RI

#6 Feb 6, 2011
Yes this is very sad. I have looked at the school bus's in some New England states. They have two adults on the bus. The driver, drives the other on every pickup or unload of every child will get out and look under the bus. I think this is a good system. They may do it in Texas, but I never saw it. As well as I know Texas they would rather pay millions of dollars on a new school etc. than to pay a few extra dollars to look out for the safety of school children.

United States

#7 May 12, 2011
My friend trinity. Was at her house on christmas I am so sorry if I could have a child I would give it to you u deserve it so sorry for your loss

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