Bus driver failed to activate brake lights for 13-year-old Detroit boy who was killed by car, police say
DETROIT – A Detroit The bus driver was charged because she failed to turn on the safety brake lights of a 13-year-old boy who was hit by a car and killed as he crossed the street, officials said.
Detroit police were called at 4:41 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 to the area of East Nevada and Healy avenues. Upon arrival, they learned that Zyiar Harris, 13, of Detroit, had been hit by a car as he tried to cross the street after getting off a Detroit Public Schools Community District bus.
Medical officials were already attending to Zyiar when the police arrived. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died of his injuries on Sunday, authorities said.
Debra White, 65, of Detroit, was the ABC Bus Company bus driver who took Zyiar from school to the location, officials said.
White is charged with failing to activate the bus stop lights and stop sign allowing Zyiar to cross the street safely, Wayne County prosecutors said.
She is charged with second-degree child abuse and failing to stop at a scene resulting in death.
White was arraigned in the 36th District Court on Sunday and is being held on $36,000 bond.
A probable cause conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on April 19 and a preliminary review is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. on April 26.
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