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Teen Boy on Bike Fatally Struck By School Bus

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A 13-year-old boy on his bicycle was fatally struck by a school bus in Glendale Thursday afternoon.Authorities say the boy, identified as Jonathan Hernandez of Glendale, was riding his bike west on the south sidewalk of Riverdale Drive without a helmet, reports City News Service. Hernandez "entered the intersection at Columbus without yielding," according to a preliminary investigation, said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.

At that time, a private school bus operated by First Student, entered the intersection. The bus was headed north when the driver, identified as 58-year-old Barbara Calderon of Pasadena, struck Hernandez.

Police say the bus was empty, and Calderon showed no signs of impairment.

Calderon was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

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Hernandez, a student at Roosevelt Middle School, died about an hour after his arrival at the hospital.