Camdan McWright: San Jose State football player, 18, riding without helmet dies after being hit by school bus
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: 18-year-old Camdan McWright, a football player for San Jose State, was killed in a traffic accident on Friday, October 21. He was hit by a bus while he was on an electric scooter. The incident happened two blocks from the SJSU campus and CHP is looking into the incident since McWright was hit by a school bus.
The San Jose State Spartans are mourning one of their own. Camdan was a freshman and a running back for San Jose State's football team. The Spartans were scheduled to play at New Mexico State on Saturday night, but the schools announced in a joint statement Friday evening that the game has been postponed "in light of the tragic circumstances involving Camdan McWright." He would have turned 19 in December, reported The Sun. McWright's scooter was a rental from the company Lime and he was not wearing a helmet.
"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," San Jose State football coach Brent Brennan said in a statement. "We are still trying to deal with the news of this tragedy, and appreciate everyone's support during these difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers 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."
SJSU President Steve Perez said, "The loss of our student is heartbreaking and devastating for our San José State community. We grieve for Camdan, his family, friends, teammates, and the Spartan family. We grieve together and will provide all of the support that Camdan's family, our students and our football program require to help move through this tragic time."
The incident happened two blocks from the SJSU campus and CHP is looking into the incident since McWright was hit by a school bus. The school bus was carrying about 14 students and had a green light when it entered an intersection, according to Officer Mike Lee, who cited video and witness accounts.
"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," Lee said. "He was in the crosswalk when he was struck by the bus. (He) did sustain fatal injuries immediately at the scene."
San Jose State said they are working with the San Jose PD, the California Highway Patrol, SJSU University PD, SJSU Student Affairs, and SJSU Athletics in the aftermath of the accident.