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School bus hits man helping turtle cross road


Eagle (WQOW) - A field trip turned traumatic for nearly 50 kids in Waukesha County yesterday.

The school bus in which they were riding hit a 70 year old man who was trying to help a turtle cross the road.

The bus was heading to a nature preserve when it hit the man on Highway 59 just west of Eagle. The Sheriff's Department says the driver hit the brakes but couldn't avoid the man.

The 70 year old was taken to the hospital. He's expected to survive.

None of the students were hurt. The turtle also survived the crash.

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