A 9-year-old Omaha boy suffered a compound fracture to his left leg when he rode his bicycle into the back of a moving school bus and was run over by a rear wheel Friday afternoon.
It happened in the intersections of 37th and Grand Avenue around 4:30 p.m.
"The heel of his feet was hanging off and then he had real bad injuries to his leg, so I just ran back to the truck and got my phone and I called 911 and stayed with him and talked to him until they got here, so he wouldn't go into shock."
Dee Dee Allan spends her afternoons selling ice cream to children after school. Friday, she found herself playing the role of guardian angel.
"It was real bad, just bad and I can't believe all the cars kept running past and the little boy kept saying help, help. Maybe God sent me this way."
Shaynee Solis and his 11-year-old brother Tracey were riding bikes in the area. The boys had just turned around in the intersection. Shaynee out in front, hit the back of the bus and was run over.
"He got hit because he didn't see the bus," said Tracey Solis, who stood by his stepdad's side as investigators combed the scene. How did Tracey feel after the day of fun took a bad turn? "Sad." What did he want to tell his brother? "I love him."
The boys weren't supposed to be this far from home. Billy Boyer, the boys’ stepfather knew they were outside, but not that far away. "The biggest concerns are that they are not paying attention to what's going on, not being aware of traffic. This is a busy street and I wish they would have stayed down at our end of the block."
Shane's mother said Friday night her son was in surgery and doctors told her the compound fracture would require pins to help the leg heal. Mom said it's going to be a long road to recovery over the summer.
According to police, the accident was not the bus driver’s fault and the driver was not given a ticket.
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