A teenaged boy was involved in a serious car accident this afternoon in Swansea, police said.
The boy, described as a 15-year-old neighborhood resident, was riding his bike at about 3 p.m. on Bark Street when he was struck by a car and then run over by a school bus, neighbors said.
"It happened right in front of my house," said Karl Silvia, of Swansea, who helped attend to the boy before emergency personnel arrived on the scene.
Silvia said the boy was riding his bike down a sidestreet and turned onto Bark Street when he was struck by a car, which knocked him off his bike. He was then run over by a school bus. Silvia said he came out of his house and found the boy lying in the street, attended to by two women who had witnessed the accident. He said the boy appeared seriously injured.
"The two ladies were trying to keep him calm," he said.
Silvia said he called 911 and ran to retrieve a towel for the boy's wounds until an ambulance arrived. He said the boy was airlifted to Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, R.I.
No further information was immediately available from police about the boy's condition.
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