This week, my 76-year-old grandmother died shortly after being hit by a school bus on a pedestrian crossing in eastern Los Angeles County.
Blanca Alceria Guerrero, 76, was hit by a Hacienda La Puente Unified School District bus at the intersection of Hacienda Boulevard and Fairgrove Avenue on Monday afternoon, according to FOX 11.
Yvonne Torres, one of Guerrero’s six daughters, told Fox 11, “The impact was so strong that it broke the elderly body. The impact knocked her to the ground and cracked her skull. He broke his bones and died instantly.” Our mother sees her poor lifeless body in her morgue, but she has been so beautiful for as long as we can remember. ”
The coroner reportedly ruled her cause of death to be blunt force trauma.
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The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, but no arrests have been made yet. FOX11 reported.
The crash occurred around 2:20 p.m., but it’s unclear if there were children or other passengers on board at the time.
Torres said his mother used to walk around the neighborhood every day.
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“She was almost at the end of the crosswalk,” Torres added. “She only took a few steps. Why couldn’t they just wait? That one second might have given us the more years we needed with her.” For her, subconsciously, it was the last walk she took.”
The family said they had not heard of Guerrero’s death more than five hours after the accident and offered a reward for information about the death.
“If you ask me, the people who were driving were careless because they could have stopped, they could have stopped for her,” Torres said.
They are also concerned about the safety of intersections in the area.
“These intersections are not safe,” Torres told Fox 11. “Accidents are increasing. It could have been someone’s child, and there are many elderly people living here. If her mother’s life was taken, it would probably be a life taken.” will be
In a statement to Fox 11, the school district called the incident “heartbreaking.”
“The safety and well-being of our students, staff and community is our top priority and the news of this tragic accident is heartbreaking,” it said in a statement. “We understand that an incident involving student safety is difficult for everyone. We have made available the Hacienda La Puente Unified Counseling Services for students, staff and families affected by this incident. Become.”
“The district is working closely with local law enforcement during the investigation. No further information is available at this time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved in this incident.”
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Fox News Digital reached out to the California Highway Patrol.