Driver Cited after Hitting Student while Passing School Bus

AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) – Police have cited a driver after he allegedly passed a stopped school bus and hit a student.

Amherst Police Lt. Ronald Young says that 32-year-old Nikhil Kapur of Cambridge has been cited for failure to use care in starting and failure to stop for a school bus with flashing lights.

Around 2:30 p.m. Friday, a bus was stopped on South East Street, near the Fort River School, when Kapur allegedly tried to pass the bus and hit a middle school student that was crossing the road.

The bus’ lights were flashing and its stop sign was extended at the time of the collision.

The student, whose name has not been released, was taken to Baystate Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries and has since been released.