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Man charged for driving on sidewalk, nearly hitting child getting off school bus in Bedford

Posted at 5:26 PM, Oct 10, 2019

BEDFORD, Ohio — A Bedford man has been cited for allegedly driving on a sidewalk past a stopped school bus at a high rate of speed as a child was stepping out of the vehicle Wednesday.

The 39-year-old man has been charged with reckless operation, according to Bedford police.

Cameras inside the bus caught the incident on tape.

In the video you can see a small child step out of the bus and start walking down a driveway as a car comes speeding into view. Another angle shows the car swerve across the oncoming lane of traffic, over the curb and onto a residential sidewalk, passing just feet from the child.

The quick-thinking bus driver yelled at the girl to get back in the bus and she stepped inside moments before the car sped past.