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Flight paramedic invents light to keep kids safe at bus stops

LifeNet Flight Paramedic Bob King created “Hannah’s Light,” in honor of a 7-year-old girl who was hit by a bus outside her home

By EMS1 Staff

GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. — A flight paramedic invented a tool to keep kids safe at bus stops after tragedy struck six years ago.

FOX16 reported that LifeNet flight paramedic Bob King created “Hannah’s Light” after 7-year-old Hannah Martin was killed by a bus outside of her home.

“It was about 6:25 in the morning. The fire tones went off, stated that there had been an accident involving a school bus,” King recalled. “She broke away from her guardian and ran for the bus thinking ‘it’s going to stop for me’ and it didn’t. There was nothing that could be done. The little girl was obviously deceased.”

Six years after the incident, King is hoping to keep kids safe with small lights that can be clipped onto a child’s backpack or clothing and can be seen from 100 yards away.

“We want to make the kids more visible during the times when they are out in the dark,” he said. “If one of these lights helps one grade-schooler not have this happen to them again, the whole program is worth it.”

King handed out the lights in two counties and hopes to spread them statewide.[0]=68.ARAujgvUjDZiNXDllfj8uFe6CftNGLoU6larF-2Kcz8bWBEF2rdUZViGf4rzQJWYJXXDn_fP7kMB5SxhCPlevjX_BqLi6qX5JRdU8nPp2vBIcO9omg6f8FoXP6EKlnQSNBsGJ9JLColuBBKlX6MMPCZ0iknRH8l36kZoR1J6kqlLA9xGUg-HDQ&__tn__=FC-R