Trucker involved in near miss contacts patrol

KIMT WEB News

HAWICK, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota State Patrol says the semi driver who narrowly missed a girl getting on a school bus in central Minnesota has come forward.

The driver of the bus had its lights flashing and stop arm extended when the semi whizzed by on the right. Thirteen-year-old Alexis Schwartz says her heart was pounding and her hands were shaking because the semi was so close to her.

The State Patrol posted a video from the bus on YouTube (http://bit.ly/1kpVU0o ) following the near miss Friday on Highway 23 between New London and Paynesville. The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1nNOLJK ) reports the State Patrol said late Tuesday that the semi driver has contacted them about the incident.

The patrol says passing a school bus with its arm extended is a gross misdemeanor.

blog comments powered by Disqus