Student Struck by Vehicle Dies of Injuries

Ryan Viola passed away after he was removed from life support.


The local teen who was struck by a car in a crosswalk on his way to his Bensalem Boulevard school bus stop Thursday morning died from his injuries early Saturday.

Ryan Viola, 17, a senior at Bucks County Technical High School, passed away after he was removed from life support at Aria Hospital Torresdale, according to PhillyBurbs.

According to NBC, Lisa Ann Murray, 54, of Philadelphia, said she never saw the Viola because it was too dark at 6:30 a.m. when the accident occurred. She reportedly had the green light.

Reports say Murray was driving with a suspended license and may face charges related to that.

Some Patch readers left condolences in the comments section of a previous article.

Karen Sabatini said “our thoughts and prayers to the family, God bless.”

Joanne OGara, another reader, said “my heart goes out to his family, such a shame.”

Feel free to use the comments section of this story to do the same.

Joe Hart (Editor) December 02, 2012 at 04:11 AM
This is so sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to Ryan's family and friends.
Millie December 02, 2012 at 04:48 AM
My heart goes out to his family ~ so unsafe for kids to have to be out in the dark in those early morning hours.
Scott M December 02, 2012 at 11:34 AM
I have 3 kids of my own and I cannot begin to imagine the hell Ryan's parents are going through right now. Although I do not know them, they have been in my thoughts almost constantly since Thursday morning. From my family to yours, you have our heartfelt condolences. Rest in peace, Ryan.
theresa barlow December 02, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Too many people passing away too young. May God give them strength through this time!
merritt lewis December 02, 2012 at 03:33 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends ..they should have brighter lights and or a crossing gaurd for kids that walk along that road so early to get to school ..such a shame to lose a young life ..
Arleen Joyce December 02, 2012 at 04:30 PM
The school bus stop is across a street with a speed limit of 40. He was crossing in the dark, against the light, which any teen would do. Can the bus route be changed to pick up on both sides of this street? And, lower the speed limit too.
kim December 02, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Our condolences to the family and friends. This is such tragic news...my heart breaks for you all
heather December 02, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Rip Ryan! Condolences to the family. Such a tragedy. Maybe kids shouldn't cross the street for the bus and even more so since it's still dark. Come on Bensalem! There's a lack of side walks all over Bensalem as well. I know when my kids walk to school they don't even have a sidewalk to walk on!!!
Beatriz Salamanca December 03, 2012 at 01:19 AM
is a shame, I still can not believe this tragedy...my thoughts & prayers are with the family..RYAN R.I.P. kid!....people must slow down, pay attention to the road, no cell phones, & both hands on the steering wheel..please!
Joanne Hasbrouck Clark December 03, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Rip Ryan. Gone to young and too soon. My deepest sympathies to the family and his friends. The one person I feel sorry for the most is his younger brother who was there and saw the whole thing. I read the article and his fb post. God bless all if you.
Brendaleiz Ortiz December 03, 2012 at 01:58 PM
I'm truly sorry for the families loss. God bless Ryan and his entire family.
Tom Sofield December 03, 2012 at 03:32 PM
My thoughts go out to Ryan's family.
Tara December 04, 2012 at 01:23 AM
From our family to yours, we are so sorry for your loss, and we will continue to pray for you and your family. God bless all of you, and especially to Ryan. Rest in peace Ryan.
Matthew December 07, 2012 at 08:49 PM


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