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Teenager seriously injured after being hit by school bus in St. Paul

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A teen suffered serious injuries after being hit by a school bus Thursday morning in St. Paul.

The 15-year-old male was struck around 7:15 a.m. while crossing at the intersection of Maryland and Dale, the St. Paul Police Department said in a news release.

Authorities said the boy, who was a student at Como Park Senior High School, was in the crosswalk and had a green light. He was critically injured and taken by ambulance to Regions Hospital.

The bus was turning left and also had a green light, KSTP reported. A 50-year-old male was driving the bus, which was full of students at the time of the crash, the station added

The investigation is ongoing – police say the driver is cooperating and has shown no initial signs of impairment.

"No one has been charged. We are still early in this investigation and the Ramsey County Attorney’s office or the St Paul City Attorney would make those decisions at the conclusion of the investigation," Sgt. Mike Ernster told BringMeTheNews.

Nearby residents also told the Star Tribune that accidents are common at that intersection, and some people think it needs turn signals.

Rick Hansen, who witnessed the accident, spoke to WCCO about what he saw.

Recent rash of pedestrian accidents

A recent spate of vehicles hitting people already had authorities warning citizens to pay better attention to the road.

Just a few days ago, police tweeted about the alarming number of pedestrian crashes in St. Paul – 47 already this year.

There have been more than 100 traffic-related fatalities on Minnesota roads this year, including at least 12 pedestrians deaths, according to the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths initiative website.

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