THE BRONX - A student was rushed to the hospital today after being hit by a yellow school bus in Westchester Square.
The crash happened in front of the Santa Maria School on Zerega and Glebe avenues at around 7:30 a.m.
EMS says the child, who attends the school, was taken to Jacobi Medical Center with leg injuries, but is expected to be OK.
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School officials say the crossing guard supposed to be on duty called out sick and was not replaced. Since the school is in a level B zone, a guard who calls out may not necessarily be replaced.
The principal of the school immediately released a letter to parents and guardians notifying them of the incident and stating that guidance counselors will be on hand to speak with students.