Bus Driver Drops Boy, 5, Off At Wrong Stop

By: Ralph Iannotti

NEW KENSINGTON (KDKA) – The family of 5-year-old Evan Kuba in New Kensington had a scare today they won’t soon be able to forget.

His mother, Jamie Kuba, works in Pittsburgh and got a call this afternoon that her boy wasn’t on the bus that takes him to his Tender Care daycare center

She was frantic, and started to drive back to New Kensington, when a woman she didn’t know called her on her cell phone. The woman said she had picked up Evan on Freeport Road, where she saw him walking, after a driver from the Roenigk Bus Company had left him off.

“I was in a panic. I thought maybe he got off at the wrong stop, someone could take him, or he could be hit by a car,” Jamie Kuba said.

“I knew something was wrong with [Evan], I was stopped at the light, and I could hear him crying, ‘Mommy, mommy,’” Sarah Hughes said.

Evan said, “I got off the bus, and started to walk home, I was sad, and a little afraid, too.”

The boy’s mother said when she called the bus company, someone told her the driver would no longer be on her son’s route, but, she thinks a better busing system needs to be implemented.

KDKA TV attempted to call Roenigk in New Kensington, but, got no answer.


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  • katlover

    It is a good thing he knew his moms cell phone number……

  • Ki

    I agree it was a terrible thing to happen, and I’d be mad as a hatter if that happened to me or my child. I agree the bus driver should be reprimanded and re-educated about children’s safety. But SUE? For Pete’s sake, our schools are over-burdened enough with the budget cuts. Then when they don’t have enough teachers – because your lawsuit cost them another HUGE hunk of change they didn’t have to begin with – you’ll want to sue because the child was left unsupervised on the playground and skinned his knee. I agree with katlover – good job Evan for having the good sense to know and share Mom’s cell number; and I agree with Dan – get a life, Jorge!

  • Oh,Brother

    Good Grief, this is news ???…..I hope the world doesn’t stop turning….Sheesh!

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