Parents want safer school bus stop on Cadillac St.

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Posted: Apr 10, 2014 5:53 PM by Rebecca Buchanan
Updated: Apr 10, 2014 5:53 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: school bus, child hit, simplex street, cadillac street, baton rouge police, east baton rouge school system

BATON ROUGE - Family members of a child hit at a school bus stop this week are calling for better conditions for students on Cadillac Street.

The collision happened at the corner of Cadillac Street and Simplex Street near Sharon Hills Elementary. Neighbors said there are overgrown trees and bushes in the area that may block the view for drivers traveling East on Cadillac, where the bus stops.

"Because the children got to cross and we got to cross, but we don't know what's coming behind us here. So they need to cut it down," said one concerned parent, Stanley Jones. "When they come through, just cut it (traffic) off and let the kids off while the adults out here and let them go about they business that's it."

The accident is still under investigation, but Baton Rouge Police said the driver showed no signs of impairment or negligence.

Family members said the 7-year-old was hit when he ran across Cadillac Street, toward his father.

"Remind their children to look both ways when you cross the street because often time children in their own neighborhood will put their guard down because they're familiar with the streets," said Keith Bromery with East Baton Rouge School Systems.

No one was cited by BRPD in this incident.

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