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School bus stop moved at apartment complex after 7-year-old’s death

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Some east-side neighbors are celebrating after a school bus stop sign was moved off a busy street and into an apartment complex.

The change comes after 7-year-old Sevion Sanford was hit and killed while waiting for his bus on the corner of 21st Street and Yorkshire Court.

Neighbors in the Warren Harbor Apartment Homes said they didn’t think the sign would be moved as quickly as it was, but they’re hopeful the change will prevent another tragedy.

The complex collaborated with the Warren Township school district to make the move possible.

Parent Crystal Artis said she’s had concerns about the boarding of kids on the bus on the busy street corner for quite some time.

“There has been a couple accidents around there and nothing happened, so it’s unfortunate that it took for a young child to pass for this to happen, but I’m glad that it did,” Artis said.

Kids will now be picked up inside the apartment complex instead of on the street. They’ll also be under constant surveillance with the help of new cameras installed on the property.

Neighbors said 21st Street has never been safe and since they can’t stop people from speeding, they’re glad to at least have some control over where children wait for their ride to school.

“Hopefully, this is the beginning of a lot more safe things to come,” Artis said.

Police said Sanford was hit by at least two vehicles. They’re still looking for the first driver. Investigators said the second driver stayed on scene and cooperated. Anyone with information should call Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.