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VIDEO: Girl nearly hit by SUV passing stopped school bus

October 18, 2018 12:45 PM

One New York father is furious after his 7-year-old daughter was almost hit by a car while getting off the school bus. 

It's something parents worry about every day. 

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It happened this week in Rensselaer County near Albany, and the close call was caught on camera.

You can see Joe Carista waiting for his daughter to come home from school Tuesday afternoon.

The bus pulls up and the little girl starts running towards her father, when a car whips by, almost hitting her. The driver doesn't stop. The bus had all its lights and signs out, but that didn't stop the driver from going off the road to get by the bus.

Carista says he called 911.

"After the state police showed up, he informed me that this happens often and I'm just wondering why they don't have a camera on the front and rear of the bus," said Carista. "They'd be able to capture the plates of these people. There'd probably be a lot less of this going on and they'd be able to catch these guys."

Last week, News10NBC told you about a renewed push to allow school bus stop arm cameras in New York. A bill to make it law passed the state Senate last year but it stalled in the Assembly. Supporters plan to reintroduce it next session. The law would allow districts to add cameras and fine drivers.

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