While taking a bus to school is still touted by the Maryland Department of Transportation as the safest way for children to travel, officials said this week that the responsibility of ensuring safety falls to everyone.
Kyle Lynam, a 16-year-old North Harford High School student, was struck and killed while running into the roadway to catch his school bus, according to Maryland State Police.
Kyle was hit by a 2015 Chevy Tahoe, according to a state police news release. The Tahoe was being driven by William P. Murphy Jr., 40, of Felton, Pa., whom police said is not facing any charges in the accident.
Lt. Tim Mullin, commander of the Bel Air Barrack of the Maryland State Police, encouraged everyone this week to be aware when they’re driving, particularly when buses could be out. Responsibility falls to everyone — drivers, students and parents, he said.
Police may never know exactly why Tuesday’s crash that killed a 16-year-old North Harford student happened, but it serves as a reminder for drivers, parents and students to pay close attention, the commander of the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack said.