15 years today: Adam Ranger, 5, killed by truck passing school bus
Brother Pierre Ranger says of Adam, "I think he'd be a great man today"
Fifteen years ago today, Pierre Ranger's life changed forever when his brother Adam was hit by a truck while getting off of his stopped school bus in North Bay.
"I often wonder what kind of man he would be, what he would do for a living, what his job would be," said Ranger.
"But, I'll never get to find out because someone didn't stop for the bus lights."
Ranger and his family have been trying to put their grief and anger to work. The "Let's Remember Adam" campaign was launched in memory of the little boy to make drivers think twice about passing a stopped school bus.
Pierre Ranger is reflecting on the painful moment he heard about his little brother's death. He spoke Wednesday morning with CBC Sudbury radio host Markus Schwabe:
This morning, the "Let's Remember Adam" committee payed tribute to the boy, who would now be 20 years old.
There was a minute of silence planned for parking lots around North Bay where school buses were to gather. At 9:30 a.m., they planned to flash their lights and extend their stop arms for a minute in remembrance.