Bus strikes and kills 10 year old boy at Disney World’s Fort Wilderness

Very tragic news coming from Walt Disney World resort today as a guest was struck and killed by a Disney bus near the Fort Wilderness resort entrance. A nine ten year old was riding his bike with an 11 year old friend when he was hit and killed this afternoon. Overhead views show a sidewalk next to the road, but it’s not clear how the accident happened. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.

No family comes to a world class resort destination like Walt Disney World and expects their child to get injured or killed and yet with hundreds of thousands of people moving around the resort every day in their cars, on bikes, on foot, and in Disney’s bus and monorail transportation system, accidents are bound to happen.

There is probably more to be said as details come in, but for now let’s all spare a few moments of thought for the people on the bus and the family of the child involved.

Update 10pm: It appears now that this was just a very tragic accident that resulted from a child riding too close to a large Disney bus. Lots more coverage by the talented team at the Orlando Sentinel.