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PD: Driver Ran School Bus Stop Signal, Struck 7-Year-Old Boy

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    Surveillance Released of Driver Hitting 7-Year-Old Boy

    A 7-year-old boy was injured in a hit-and-run crash in Waterbury Monday, and police are searching for the driver who struck him. On Tuesday, police released surveillance video and warned that it might be disturbing because it shows the moment the child was injured.

    (Published Tuesday, June 5, 2018)

    Waterbury police have arrested a man accused of ignoring a school bus stop signal and hitting a 7-year-old boy with his car.

    Police said 28-year-old Marques Verner faces charges including avoiding responsibility resulting in physical injury, passing a standing school bus, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

    Police said that Verner was driving the vehicle that blew through the stop signal of a school bus on June 4 and struck a boy in the area of North Main Street and Elizabeth Street, then took off.

    The boy was identified by family as Ni'vek Bynum. His family said he suffered a concussion and some bruises, but the injuries were not life-threatening.

    Police previously released surveillance video and warned that it might be disturbing because it shows the moment the child was injured. 


    Verner was held on a $100,000 bond. He is next scheduled to appear in court on July 30.