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.