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Jaidyn Williams, 8, dies of injuries after being hit by van

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 10:40 PM
Last updated Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 1:22 AM
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A fourth-grader hospitalized for more than two weeks after being hit by a minivan while trying to board a school bus died Thursday evening.

Richmond County deputy coroner Mark Bowen said 8-year-old Jaidyn Williams died around 6 p.m. at Georgia Regents Medical Center.

Jaidyn, a pupil at Sue Reynolds Elementary School, was boarding a bus in the 3800 Block of Belair Road on the morning of Dec. 9 when he was struck by a minivan driven by Scott William Hancock, 20, of Augusta.

The bus arms, stop sign and flashing lights were working at the time of the accident, but conditions were foggy, according to police and witnesses.

Hancock is being held in the Richmond County jail on charges of serious injury by motor vehicle, reckless driving and failure to stop for a school bus while loading and unloading.

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corgimom 12/26/13 - 11:44 pm
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So terribly sad, my deepest

So terribly sad, my deepest condolences to the family.

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GypsyWomaan13 12/27/13 - 01:52 am
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Prayers to the family

It is with a sad heart I read this today. My thoughts and prayers are with this family who are strangers to me. May the coming days put your hearts at peace to know that he will always be in his loving arms now and forever.

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internationallyunknown 12/27/13 - 03:21 am
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May God be with the family

May God be with the family and friends of Jaidyn. I'm lost for words.

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augusta citizen 12/27/13 - 07:35 am
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Prayers

Prayers for the Lord to comfort and keep this family. I am so sorry for them.

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getitright84 12/27/13 - 08:25 am
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My deepest condolences and

My deepest condolences and prayers are with family.

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Dixieman 12/27/13 - 09:55 am
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Terrible

Sincere condolences to the family. Poor child...

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CobaltGeorge 12/27/13 - 10:30 am
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When I Think

what this family is going through, especially this time of the years, bring tears in my eyes. My prayers are with them.

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itsanotherday1 12/27/13 - 11:21 am
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I'm sorry for everyone

I'm sorry for everyone involved. The loss of a child has to be the worst loss a family can experience. The young man who did it, and his family, will also carry a heavy burden forever.

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scooter2762 12/27/13 - 11:36 am
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I'm heartbroken to hear

I was praying he would survive this. Condolences to all those involved.

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scooter2762 12/27/13 - 11:36 am
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I'm heartbroken to hear

I was praying he would survive this. Condolences to all those involved.

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oldredneckman96 12/27/13 - 02:16 pm
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The answer to all these prayers may to to train our kids.

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Now, parents, teach your childen about crossing the road. School, society, and the police can not do it all for you. Had this young man known to look before he crossed all would be well. Lets all work to prevent this from happening again. All the stop signs, blinking lights and cross walk markings can not replace the human mind armed with eyes and knowledge. Do not let this tragidy go to waste by continuing to turn children loose in the street without training. I know, many will rage against me for this harsh post, but what do you hate more, me or a child run down? Our roads are the domain of motorized vehicles, not pedistrains, bicycles, golf carts or children, the law of physics can not be overturned by anyone here on earth, live with that!

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happychimer 12/27/13 - 03:04 pm
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The driver of the van is at

The driver of the van is at fault. not the child!. Yes kids should be taught to watch, but the bus was stopped and loading. I am not going any further with this, because a family is hurting. They have lost a child, and the blame is on the driver who refused to stop.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 12/27/13 - 06:36 pm
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"refused to stop"

And you know that how? Was it reported in an investigation?

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InChristLove 12/27/13 - 08:24 pm
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happy, no one is blaming the

happy, no one is blaming the child. I believe all oldredneckman is saying is remind your children to be extra vigilant when crossing the street. Don't take for granted that a car will stop. Make sure all cars are stopped before crossing the highway. Teach your child to wave to the driver or make eye contact. In this day and age, a lot of drivers are distracted, stressed out, in a hurry, and we need to teach our children to caution on the side of safety. The responsibility lie with the driver but I'm sure he and his family are also hurting right now.

May God be with both families and give them strength and peace during this time.

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jimmymac 12/28/13 - 10:59 am
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This is a true tragedy for the family of this poor child. My heart breaks for them and their pain must be unbearable. The man who killed this child needs to face the music and pay for his negligence.

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