GRAHAM, Wash. — A heart-stopping video from inside a Graham school bus shows a speeding SUV coming within inches of mowing down three school children.
Enraged parents say they watched the SUV speed past the bus just as their children were about to get on.
“My kids, they were so close to being taken away from me. It’s really, really hard to watch,” said parent Lisa Razo.
Thankfully nobody was hurt, but 5-year-old Charity Wolf said it felt like the SUV touched her as it went by.
“It kind of ran over my shoe a little,” Wolf said.
The on-board surveillance system captured the near-miss from three separate angles. Witnesses say the SUV driver went around several other vehicles that had stopped behind the school bus.
“When we knew our kids were okay the anger set in,” said parent Brandy Wheeler. “I took off running. I was part way down this hill after her.”
It’s illegal to pass a bus while it stops to pick up children, but this case was especially dangerous because the driver passed on the shoulder side of the bus, not the driver’s side.