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Police: Student struck by bus crossed without signal

Posted: October 9, 2012 at 3:57 p.m.

The driver of a Bentonville School District bus that struck a student crossing the street last week had a green light, according to a Bentonville Police Department press release. The 17-year-old Bentonville High School student was crossing the street without a signal, the release states.

Lisa Fitzner, 60, of Bentonville was driving the bus, the release states. Fitzner was transporting 24 students. The accident occurred at approximately 4:15 p.m. at the intersection of S.E. 14th Street and S.E. P Street on Thursday.

The investigation is ongoing, the release stated.

The student was flown to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. following the accident. Mary Ley, district communication director, said Tuesday that the student is being treated in the intensive care unit.

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