Student who normally takes bus to school hit while on bike

September 27, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old Rhode Island girl who was riding a bicycle to school because of the Providence school bus drivers’ strike has been struck and injured by a car.

A police spokeswoman says the girl, who attends Nathan Bishop Middle School, was using a bike from a bike-sharing service at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday when she was struck.

Police say she usually takes the bus to school.

She was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital with what were described as minor leg injuries.

The driver was not charged.

The city’s school bus drivers went on strike Thursday in a dispute with management over retirement benefits, leaving thousands of students without a way to get to class.