SAN ANTONIO -- A mom was hit by a car while she was loading her child onto a school bus in front of their home in Southeast Bexar County Friday morning.
The accident happened around 6:30 a.m. Friday in the 12,700 block of Highway 181 South. Officials said an East Central school bus was stopped on the right shoulder of southbound Highway 181 when a PT Cruiser traveling south swerved to the right of the bus to avoid hitting it. A mom who was loading her 8-year-old daughter onto the bus saw the car coming and managed to push her child out of harms way before she was hit.
The 33-year-old mother suffered a broken arm and head injuries and is now recuperating at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. Her child was not injured and went on to school.
Officers say the 50-year-old man driving the PT Cruiser has been cited for the accident.
Marcus Morris, who walks this stretch of road to catch the VIA bus for work, says it’s too dangerous for any school children or people to be standing near this highway to catch the bus. He says it’s a busy road with fast moving traffic.
“I would never stand that close to the street,” Morris told News 4. “These cars are coming 70 miles per hour. Maybe there’s another pick up spot for the kids because it doesn't make sense to have to wait right here off a busy highway to catch a bus to school.”
News 4 San Antonio found out from the East Central School District that the Department of Public Safety decides on the locations of school bus stops. As for the VIA bus stop, officials say Texas Department of Transportation decides on the bus stop location.