A 6-year-old boy was struck and killed by a school bus in Waterford Township, N.J., on Monday. Credit: Metro file photo
A 6-year-old boy was struck and killed by a school bus in South Jersey on Monday.
The accident happened in the Atco section of Waterford Township about 8:30 a.m., according to reports.
The boy, whom officials identified as Edmond Bock IV, a student at Atco Elementary School, walked in front of the school bus near his home as it was stopped to pick up children. The bus began to move and struck Bock.
The man driving the school bus was a substitute driver for Hillman Bus Co. with 25 years of experience.
Heavy rain was falling at the time of the fatal accident.