School bus driver blamed for pupil being hit by truck

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By Rayeesa Absal, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: A pupil broke his leg after being hit by a pick-up truck shortly after he was allegedly dropped off at an unsafe spot by his school bus, Gulf News has learnt.

    *  Image Credit: Atiq-Ur-Rehman/Gulf News     * Hamza Abdul Kalam at his home in Ajman after he was discharged from the Shaikh Khalifa Hospital.
* Image Credit: Atiq-Ur-Rehman/Gulf News * Hamza Abdul Kalam at his home in Ajman after he was discharged from the Shaikh Khalifa Hospital.

The incident took place about two weeks ago in Ajman.

Six-year-old Hamza Abdul Kalam’s parents alleged that the school bus dropped him opposite their house, which lies across a busy two-way street. Hamza, a Bangladeshi grade one pupil, attends the Omar Bin Al Khattab Pakistani Islamia School.

The parents said the school bus driver allegedly stood by the bus and asked the boy to cross the street quickly. As the boy attempted to do so, he was hit by a pick-up truck.

However, the school claimed that the driver usually holds the child by the hand and helps him get across, and that on the day of the accident the boy left the driver’s hand and ran on to the street which led to the accident. More info

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