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A 13-year-old boy died Thursday after he was struck by, and then trapped underneath, a school bus, police said.
Numerous 911 calls about the incident at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Riverdale Drive started coming in shortly after 2 p.m., Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
[Updated 7:05 p.m.: The boy whose identity is still not released attended Roosevelt Middle School.
In preliminary interviews, witnesses said the boy was traveling at a high rate of speed, heading westbound in an eastbound lane.]
Due to the extent of the boy’s injuries, paramedics did a “scoop-and-run” in which he was extricated from under the bus for immediate transport to Glendale Memorial Hospital, Lorenz said.
The boy — who was not immediately identified — was pronounced dead at 3:04 p.m. at the hospital, Lorenz added. It was also not clear which school the boy attended.
A preliminary investigation indicated the boy was riding his bike westbound on Riverdale, while the bus was heading northbound on Columbus.
When the boy entered the intersection, where there is a four-way stop, he was struck by the bus, Lorenz said.
The bus driver told police she never saw the boy coming, Lorenz added.
There is a circular median in the center of the intersection that vehicles must go around after stopping.
“You can’t speed through this intersection,” Lorenz said.