For many kids, getting to school means taking the school bus. It's often an exciting part of the day, especially for little ones just starting to journey to school by themselves. The bus is often a hubbub of chatter, excitement, and a time-old tradition. However, one mom took to Facebook to share her frightening experience. Josephine Kirk-Taylor's daughter rode the bus for the first time at the end of August, looking forward to starting a new year.
Mom walked her little one to the sidewalk where she was picked up, waving her off with no problems. All went well until Kirk-Taylor's child was dropped off at the end of the day.
Posted by Josephine Kirk-Taylor on Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Josephine didn't realize that her daughter would be let off the bus across the street, and not where she was picked up from. As the driver let the passenger off, they put up their stop signs, but one speeding motorist failed to halt.
"Just as my daughter was about to cross the street, this blue Toyota almost ran her over," writes the concerned mom. Thankfully no one was hurt, but when police were informed of the incident the family were told there was nothing that could be done, despite them having the episode on camera. "I didn't care if they had just given him a speeding ticket, I felt like something needed to be done," said Kirk-Taylor.
With the police unable to follow up despite having a clear picture of the license plate number, Josephine took to Facebook to warn others. As she was recording at the time hoping to capture some memories, the entire incident is on tape. In the 20-second clip, Josephine can be heard shouting "No, stop, stop!" as her daughter is about to step out into the road. Not stopping when a school bus has signs up is illegal, she points out, but the driver made no attempt to slow down.
"All I ask is that this video can be shared so that more of our community/Houston community can protect our children at all times," Josephine writes. "I ask that we please follow the law, especially when it comes to children at all times."
The video has since been viewed almost 450k times, has over 1k reactions, 400 comments and 302 shares.