December 1, 2010 – A 14 year old girl from Andover, Massachusetts has sustained serious personal injuries when she was hit by a car while trying to board a school bus. Melanie Nesteruk, 17, also from Andover was driving the minivan that hit the teenage girl. The accident occurred at around 7:15 a.m. Monday morning near 200 Andover Street.
The teen, whose identity has not been released, was knocked down by the vehicle but remained conscious. She was initially transported to Lawrence General Hospital and then was transferred to Children’s Hospital in Boston. The 14 year old was first listed in serious condition, but has since been upgrade to fair condition.
According to the Andover Police Department, Nesteruk did not see the bus or the pedestrian prior to the accident. The police have cited Nesteruk for passing a school bus while its lights are flashing.
The accident remains under investigation.
Source: The Eagle Tribune