A 13-year-old was hit by a tractor-trailer just after getting off a school bus in Gray.

Where Did This Happen?

It happened Tuesday afternoon, just after a 13-year-old student had stepped off a school bus, in the area of 135 Lewiston Road. Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce says the teen was crossing the street when he was hit by a tractor trailer. When first responders arrived on the scene, the boy was semi-conscious. He was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland with serious injuries and had surgery on Wednesday.

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

Were the Red Lights Activated on the Bus?

At the time of the accident, the bus was stopped, with its red lights flashing and stop arm extended. Witnesses told WGME-TV that there's a bend in that portion of the road and that the truck came around the corner and didn't stop in time. Sheriff Joyce says the bus was driven by Joyce Hamilton, 62, of New Gloucester and was loaded with 17 students, including high school and middle school-aged children.

What Do We Know About the Truck?

The truck is owned by Bard Trucking, which operates out of Farmington and was driven by Jeffrey Lane, 49, of Farmington. Investigators will now be looking at how fast the truck was going and whether it was operating correctly.

This incident remains under investigation to determine whether any charges will be forthcoming.

We'll update this story as more details become available. 

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