According to my friends at MassLive the driver of the car was Nikhal P. Kapur, 32, of 13 Ware St., Cambridge, who was issued a citation for failure use care in starting and failure to stop for a school bus with its red flashing lights illuminated.
It can be a tad confusing for distracted drivers who arrived in a hurry just before the buses line up ...
Crocker Farm Elementary School main entrance
At the Amherst Police Department briefing this morning Detective Richard MacLean said stoically, "There is nothing more to be released on that," referring of course to the Amherst school child hit by a driver who went around a stopped bus with its flashing lights on. But he did say something may be forthcoming from the District Attorney's office later today.
According to Mary Carey, the DA's Communications Director, since the infraction was civil rather than criminal, and the driver only received a ticket, the DAs office will not be involved. Thus the name of the driver is not necessarily a matter of public record, and will only be released at the discretion of the Amherst Police Department.
So what I can tell you from police logs is this: The reporting party who called 911 first reported it as "child hit by school bus." The initial cruiser was dispatched at 14:44:21 (almost 2:45 pm), and arrived on the scene at 14:49:00 (about four and a half minutes later) and cleared the scene at 15:15:22 (roughly 25 minutes later).
The vehicle involved was not a big yellow school bus, but a blue 2012 Mazda.
I can also tell you, from an ultra-reliable source, the cited driver was NOT a staff member who works at Fort River School.