A San Jose State star football player, Camdan McWright, was killed Friday morning after he was struck by a school bus while riding on an electric scooter.
The freshman running back was only 18 years old.
The accident took place two blocks from the San Jose State campus and is under investigation by CHP. CHP is involved because a school bus struck McWright.
According to Officer Mike Lee, video and witness statements showed that the school bus was carrying around 14 students and had a green light when it entered an intersection. Lee explained, “The 18-year-old pedestrian riding an electric scooter was traveling south on 10th Street and entered the intersection at the crosswalk and was crossing to the opposing sidewalk. He was in the crosswalk when he was struck by the bus. He did sustain fatal injuries immediately at the scene.”
San Jose State confirmed McWright’s death and is cooperating with the San Jose Police Department and California Highway Patrol.
San Jose State coach Brent Brennan said, “We lost an amazing young man tragically this morning. Camdan had a bright future ahead of him, and everyone in this community that had the opportunity to spend time with him knew that. We are still trying to deal with the news of this tragedy and appreciate everyone’s support during these difficult times. Our thoughts and prayer are with the McWright family, and I want them to know we are all here for them. Camdan will always be in our hearts, and he will be profoundly missed.”