Santa Maria School student hit by yellow school bus in Westchester Square

The child was taken to the hospital with leg injuries, but is expected to be OK. (1/16/14)

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.

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