KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Authorities have identified an 11-year-old boy who died Wednesday morning after he was hit by a vehicle at a bus stop.
Theo Helm confirmed Hasani Wesley, 11, was struck by a Jeep around 7:15 a.m. at the intersection of Shaddowfax Drive and Old Hollow Road.
Wesley was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with “serious” injuries, officials said.
Around 10 a.m., Trooper Dixon confirmed the boy, who was a sixth-grader at East Forsyth Middle School, had died from his injuries.
Troopers confirmed the bus stop arm was deployed at the time of the accident.
Charges are pending against Billy Roger Bailey, the driver of the Jeep, who told law enforcement he did not see the child.
Investigating Trooper Terrance Shaw said they are waiting on the blood test results before pressing charges against the Bailey.
“We want to urge motorists to pay attention to what they’re doing. Be aware of what’s going on,” said Trooper Hennelly with the N.C. Highway Patrol.
“It was an unfortunate end here. You can change people’s lives forever.”
Forsyth County School representative Theo Helm said they are “looking into the situation” as to what could or should be changed to the bus route.
Helm also said parents can go through an appeal process if they disagree with the current bus routes.
Parents and neighbors like Amantha Sullivan, said they are now concerned for their own children’s safety at the bus stop.
“A little piece of good although tragic could come out of this so this will not happen again” Sullivan said.