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Teen struck by school bus in Northbridge

September 11, 2014

NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A 15-year-old Northbridge High School freshman is at a hospital in a medically-induced coma with multiple skull fractures after he was struck by a bus while riding his bicycle after school.

Police say the teen darted out between cars into the street and was struck by a bus travelling about 30 miles per hour just before 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The impact threw the boy about 40 feet and knocked off his sneakers.

Police say he was not wearing a helmet.

There were no students on the bus. The driver, an 84-year-old man, was visibly distraught and has not been charged.

By the time police arrived, passers-by, including the school nurse, were tending to the boy.

The student’s name was not made public.

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