A man accused of passing a school bus on his motorcycle before hitting a child has now been charged.
Eighteen-year-old Terrence Jacquise Mather-Lymon is charged with criminal vehicular operation due to gross negligence.
Edina police were called to the area of 55th Street West and Xerxes Avenue South at around 2:45 p.m. Monday on a report that a child had been hit by a motorcycle. There, they found the 10-year-old boy who’d been hit and a crowd gathered around him.
Officers also learned the driver of the motorcycle was still at the scene and identified him as Mather-Lymon, according to a criminal complaint.
Witnesses told police that the boy had gotten off the school bus and was crossing the street in a crosswalk when Mather-Lymon’s motorcycle drove into the northbound lane to pass several cars and the bus, which had its stop arm out and its warning lights on.
The bus driver estimated Mather-Lymon was traveling 35 mph when he hit the boy, while Mather-Lymon told police he was going 15 to 20 mph.
Video from the bus showed the child was thrown around 30 feet from the collision, the complaint states.
The bus driver also told police he thought the child was dead or dying because of how violent the collision was.