County asking for safer routes for students following the tragic death of a Sarasota child

School fatal update

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota County commissioners are asking county staff to find ways to make it safer for students who walk or ride bikes to school.

This comes down following the death of a 9-year-old Sarasota boy who was hit by a pick-up truck while riding his bike to school on Monday.

Some suggestions included extending school zones and providing more crossing guards.

The Commission unanimously passed the motion to look into it.

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