Child Killed By Bus On Buffalo's West Side

December 2, 2011 Updated Dec 3, 2011 at 11:39 AM EDT

By Lou Chilelli

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December 2, 2011 Updated Dec 3, 2011 at 11:39 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) -- A young immigrant boy is struck and killed while trying to cross the street on Buffalo's west side.

It happened at the intersection Of Prospect and Rhode Island late Thursday afternoon. "A ten year old boy was crossing Prospect Avenue in a westerly direction when he was struck and killed by a church day care bus that was traveling north bound on Prospect Avenue.

The victim from the fatal accident Thursday night at Prospect Avenue and Rhode Island is 9 year old Darpan Niroula.

The victim was hit from the front of the bus and the driver has volunteered...consented to give a blood sample to test for alcohol. But, at this time there is not signs of any alcohol involvement or intoxication," explains Buffalo Police Leutenant Joseph Pierchala.

"The victim was hit from the front of the bus and the driver has volunteered...consented to give a blood sample to test for alcohol. But, at this time there is not signs of any alcohol involvement or intoxication."

Provide Support to the Niroula Family

We are deeply saddened by the tragedy surrounding the unexpected passing of Darpan Niroula, 9, a Bhutanese refugee who arrived in Buffalo with his parents, older brother and sister in June 2010 when they were resettled by Catholic Charities Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the grieving family at this time as they try to cope with this incomprehensible tragedy. If you would like to assist the Niroula family, donations in the family's name may be sent to the Niroula family, c/o Catholic Charities, 741 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14209.

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