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Teen hit while catching bus
By Times Staff Writer
Published December 8, 2007
BRANDON - A 14-year-old Bloomingdale High School freshman suffered minor injuries early Friday after a car struck him at a school bus stop.
Luis Oliveras was hit while crossing the roadway at Bryan Road and Bryan Manor Drive, Hillsborough sheriff's officials said. Two children already had crossed in front of the stopped bus with flashing lights.
As Oliveras crossed, a 1999 Honda failed to stop and hit him.
The driver, 17-year-old Carolina Audi, received a traffic citation for passing a stopped school bus. She is a student at King High School, school officials said.
Oliveras was in good condition at Tampa General Hospital on Friday afternoon, hospital spokesman John Dunn said.
The 6:48 a.m. collision touched off concerns about the pregnant school bus driver, Lana Bryant, who experienced labor-like pains and was taken to Brandon Regional Hospital.
Hillsborough school spokesman Stephen Hegarty said Bryant was released later Friday and was doing well.