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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Just one day after a Gentilly
6-year-old was killed in a hit-and-run crash on the way to his bus stop, a
father says his 10-year-old's teeth were knocked out by the mirror of a
passing car after he exited his school bus.
Victims' families are demanding changes to the school transportation system.
Desean Denis's father
said just after Desean's bus dropped him off on the corner of Huntlee Drive and Berkley Drive in
Algiers, a car slammed into him as he tried to cross the street.
"He gets hit with the rearview
mirror on his cheek," said Torri Denis. "The impact dropped him to the ground. He crawled to the sidewalk, where he stayed on the grass. He had two missing teeth. One
was actually cracked and they had to pull it out. He had a laceration to his
tongue, which almost split his tongue."
Denis said the crash happened
just one day after 6-year-old Shaud Wilson was killed while trying to catch his
"Nobody understands what I'm
going through right now," said Heather Goeloe, Shaud's mother. "So whatever needs to be done, it would make me happy
to get it done."
On Wednesday, Goeloe addressed
educators and members of New Orleans City Council who gathered to discuss
safety-oriented changes to New Orleans school transportation. Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell says
they're now considering legislation.
"That any yellow school bus providing
transportation to public school kids are mandated to have not only video and
audio recording, but also a bus monitor that will serve as that crossing guard
as needed," Cantrell said. "So we're taking this very seriously."
"I wish this could have been
started sooner," said Lloyd Goeloe, Shaud's grandfather.
One example is on General Meyer
Avenue, which is a four-lane road with no neutral ground.
On Wednesday, FOX 8 watched a bus
wait with its "Stop" signs flashing for a student to cross the street before it
took off. It was a safety precaution that Terri Denis says his son's bus didn't
"School bus pulls off. He walks
across the street, and he gets hit by the car which was coming behind the
school bus," Denis said.
According to The
Lens, both Desean and Shaud's busses are owned by Hammond's Transportation,
the city's largest school bus contractor. It's one of many
groups the city and victims' families are calling on to make changes in order
to protect students in New Orleans.
"I just want something to be done, because I never want anybody to
feel how I feel ever again," said Heather Goeloe. "I don't want anybody to lose a child how I lost
mine. So whatever needs to be done, just get it done."
hope for the future is to ensure the safety of our children," said
Denis. "That's more
important than anything else to this world to any parent, obviously. I want to share with all the other parents that we're definitely here
with them in the fight to make sure our kids are safe."