Caribou teen struck by school bus

Posted Oct. 26, 2012, at 5:29 p.m.

CARIBOU, Maine — A 17-year-old Caribou teen was taken to Cary Medical Center after he was struck by a school bus Friday afternoon.

Caribou police Officer Jason Matheson said Friday evening that the accident that injured the male juvenile took place just after 3 p.m. on Sweden Street.

Matheson said that the teenager was walking when he entered a crosswalk and was hit by a bus from the Eastern Aroostook RSU 39 school district.

Police are not yet sure what happened. They are interviewing witnesses to see if the teen was distracted when he stepped into the crosswalk.

The names of the teen and the bus driver are not being released at this point.

Matheson credited Timmy Guerrette and Greg Belanger of the Caribou Fire and Ambulance Department, who he said did an excellent job at the scene and getting the teen to the Caribou hospital.

No further information on the teen’s condition was immediately available.

Matheson was assisted by Officer Doug Bell.

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