A Princeton High School student was hit by a car and injured Monday morning while crossing a road to board a school bus.
The accident happened in rural Princeton on 108th Street NW at 305th Ave. NW in Sherburne County, according to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Department.
A car driven by Melia Lynn Ferrario-Fehrmann, 31 of Anoka, was traveling in the opposite direction of the Palmer Bus Co. school bus, which was stopped and had its amber lights flashing. The car then proceeded to pass the bus, according to Supt. Richard Lahn.
At the same time, a 14-year-old male student was crossing the road to board the bus. Ferrario-Fehrmann struck the student with the vehicle.
Ferrario-Fehrmann took the student to Fairview Northland Regional Hospital, the Sheriff’s Department stated. He was treated for light abrasions, bruises and an injury to a knee. The student was released from the hospital around 10:30 a.m., Lahn said.
Ferrario-Fehrmann was cited for failure to drive with due care.
“This event should serve as a reminder to all drivers to stop when the bus lights begin to turn amber,” Lahn said. Students are reminded not to cross the road until the bus lights are red and the stop arm is extended.”