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School bus warning signs installed on US 43 after Littleville crash

The Alabama Department of Transportation has installed school bus warning signs on Highway 43 in Littleville, one week after a bus crash injured three kids.

Posted: Dec 12, 2017 3:24 PM
Updated: Dec 12, 2017 3:31 PM

The Alabama Department of Transportation has installed school bus warning signs on U.S. Highway 43 in Littleville, one week after a bus crash injured three kids.

ALDOT officials told WAAY 31 they had a pending request for the signs before the bus crash happened. Many parents hope the new signs will make motorists pay attention.

"I'm just happy that we got something done to save from something terrible happening out here," said Jodie Crenshaw, who lives on U.S. Highway 43.

Crenshaw's five year old son, Braden, was injured last week when a tractor-trailer hit his Colbert County school bus as he was being picked up from his home.

"Braden is still not wanting to get on the bus right here so we're just going to wait a little while," said Crenshaw.

Crenshaw said she showed Braden the warning signs that are located in the southbound lanes of U.S.  Highway 43 near his home. She said having the signs up seemed to comfort him a little.

"All he could say was they are big and bright," said Crenshaw. "I said yeah they are big and bright so that way on coming traffic will see them."

Crenshaw said she watched as ALDOT workers installed the signs Friday, and since then she has noticed people driving slower through the area.

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