A teenage boy has been critically injured after being hit by a bus while riding to school in Perth.
The 14-year-old boy was struck on the corner of Paget Street and Rennie Cres North in Hilton just before eight o’clock on Thursday morning.
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He was reportedly cycling to South Freemantle Senior High School and allegedly rode through a stop sign and into the path of the bus.
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The bus mounted a traffic median after its driver swerved in a desperate attempt to miss the boy, but it was too late.
The year nine student and his pushbike were struck and thrown onto the footpath.
The teen was rushed to Fiona Stanley Hospital, but his injuries were deemed to severe and he was later transferred to Royal Perth Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
It’s understood the bus involved in the collision was fitted with a forward facing camera.
Police will review the footage as they investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision.
A 14 year old boy has been critically injured after he was hit by a bus while riding to school this morning. https://t.co/C7GlUX8ioK
— 7 News Perth (@7NewsPerth) May 26, 2016