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Video: SUV passes school bus, narrowly missing kid crossing the road in Wisconsin

It's illegal to pass a bus when it's lights are flashing and stop arm is extended.

Some people are seriously dangerous, like the driver of an SUV that blew by a bus that had stopped to drop off a kid from school in western Wisconsin. 

The Dunn County Sheriff's Office (Menomonie area) released video of an SUV speeding past a bus that had stopped to drop a student off from school on Wednesday. The student gets off the bus, gets his family's mail out of a mailbox and then goes to cross the road in front of the bus. 

The SUV speeds by less than a second before the kid comes into view, a dangerously close call. 

What's worse is that the SUV also passed a semi that properly stopped for the bus, which had its emergency lights flashing and stop arm extended. 

"This situation could have easily resulted in the tragic loss of life of a child," the Dunn County Sheriff's Office said

The driver of the SUV was found and ticketed for a school bus passing violation. 

"Hopefully this reminds everyone how poor driving decisions can turn deadly. Drive as if every child on the street were your own!" the sheriff's office added. 

Minnesota law requires drivers to stop at least 20 feet from a school bus that has its lights flashing and stop arm down. 

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