Sarasota County commissioner calls for safety changes after nine year old boy dies

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This morning, Sarasota County commissioners are expected to talk about safe routes to school for students. This comes after nine year old boy was hit and killed while riding his bike to school.

As it stands now, if students live within a two mile radius of the school, they must provide their own transportation. Commissioner Christian Ziegler wants to inform parents about the safest routes to their child’s school.

The discussion comes as family and friends mourn the loss of 9-year old Roman Miller. He was a third grader at Brentwood Elementary.

Authorities say he was riding his bike to school on Webber Street  yesterday morning, following behind his older sister.

When Roman entered a crosswalk, troopers say, Charity Lamb hit him with her truck and dragged him 15 feet.

“I guess he had already been in front of my truck and he was sitting so low I couldn’t see him in front of my truck and then when I started going, I heard a noise and I looked back and I seen the kid just laying there,” said Charity Lamb, driver.

Miller later died. Lamb says she didn’t see him and she has a message for his family.

“I just feel god awful for you, every single one of them and I just wish that they weren’t going through this because of me,” said Lamb.

The meeting begins at nine.

We’ll let you know what is discussed.

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