6th grader leaves note after her school bus damages car in alleged hit-and-run

    A 6th grader in Buffalo left a thoughtful note after her school bus driver damaged a car. (Photo: Andrew_Sipowicz/Twitter)

    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Canisius College student Andrew Sipowicz discovered his car Monday evening with a large dent and scratch to the front driver's side. Luckily for him, a witness left a note on his windshield letting him know exactly what had happened.

    That witness was a sixth-grader at Houghton Academy in Buffalo. In her note, she detailed exactly how her school bus hit Sipowicz's car and drove away.

    In her note, the student says, "If your (sic) wondering what happen to your car Bus 449 hit your car. It stops here everyday to drop me off at 5:00 p.m. What happened? She was trying to pull off and hit the car. She hit and run. She tried to vear (sic) over and squeeze threw (sic) but couldn't. She actually squeezed threw. She made a dent and I saw what happened. Sorry."

    She even included a drawing of the bus, and signed the note "a 6th grader at Houghten Academy."

    Sipowicz explained his car was parked near his house, and his roommate texted him earlier in the day because he saw the bus coming a little too close to the car. The roommate questioned the bus driver, who claimed she was just waiting for a parent and didn't mention the accident. When Sipowicz arrived at his car about an hour later, he saw the damage and the note.

    The bus company was very cooperative when Sipowicz contacted them, and he is in the process of having the car repaired.

    He said he was "amazed" by the student's thoughtfulness and shared the photos on Twitter. After the pictures went viral, Sipowicz was contacted by the student's teacher and is planning to meet with the sixth-grader to thank her.

    "I’m looking into going to meet her in person next week and thank her for what she did," Sipowicz said. "Maybe giving her an early Christmas present!"

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