QUEENS, N.Y. (WPIX) -- For the third time in six weeks, police are investigating an incident involving a child or disabled adult left unattended on a school bus in New York City.
Authorities say on Wednesday morning, police responded to a report of a seven-year-old boy left behind on a private yellow school bus at 62 Road and Yellowstone Blvd. in Queens. The bus is said to be owned and operated by the Martinez Bus Company.
Police say the child, identified as Dawin Duran, pounded on the school bus door and yelled for help. He was reportedly trapped on the bus for about two hours until a passerby heard his screams for help and called police.
The driver was identified as Gilberto Sosa, 47, of Queens and the matron as Miladys Pena, 62, also of Queens. The two were arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
A family member took the child for a medical evaluation, police said.
Just two weeks ago, a driver and matron were taken into custody on charges they abandoned a 4-year-old boy on a school bus in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. A month earlier, on New Year's Eve, another bus matron was charged for allegedly leaving a disabled adult man on a bus in Brownsville. Temperatures were reported to be in the single digits that evening. 22-year-old Ed Rivera, who has cerebral palsy, was treated for hypothermia.
Third Child Left on School Bus in 6 Weeks
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