IUPUI student struck, killed by school bus

Posted: 5:53 PM, Sep 18, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-19 15:53:42Z

INDIANAPOLIS – An IUPUI student was struck and killed by a school bus Monday afternoon.

Officials with IUPUI said the accident happened around 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of University Boulevard and New York when the student, who had the right of way, was hit by the bus attempting to make a left-hand turn.

The student was taken to Eskenazi Health and died as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident. She was later identified as 18-year-old Fatima Hassuneh.

School officials said the bus was under contract with Indianapolis Public Schools, but owned by Durham Transportation. 

"It's a loss of a family member, we're all touched by it. It's a sad day," an IUPD officer said.

The incident remains under investigation by Indianapolis police.

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