Boy, 14, Killed By School Bus While Riding Bike in Glendale

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    A 14-year-old boy fatally collided with a school bus Thursday afternoon in Glendale. The teen was riding his bicycle near Roosevelt Middle School when he was struck and dragged under the huge vehicle. Beverly White reports from Glendale for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on May 2, 2013. (Published Thursday, May 2, 2013)

    A 14-year-old bicyclist was killed in Glendale Thursday afternoon after he was struck by and dragged underneath a school bus, authorities said.

    The seventh-grade student, whose identity was not immediately released, was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk near Columbus Avenue and Riverdale Drive about 2 p.m. when the fatal accident happened.

    Authorities said he rode his bicycle off the sidewalk and into Columbus Avenue when he was hit inside a traffic circle.

    The teenager was taken to the hospital at 2:04 p.m. and pronounced dead exactly one hour later.

    The fatal collision happened near Theodore Roosevelt Middle School. It was not immediately known if the victim was a student at the school.

    A witness told NBC4 the bus driver was also taken to the hospital, possibly for elevated blood pressure.

    No students were on the bus at the time of the crash.

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