UPDATE: Child Dies After Being Hit by Car While Walking to Bus in Moultrie
MOULTRIE, GA. – October 25, 2018 (wtxl.com) One of the two children struck by a car while walking to a stopped school bus in Moultrie, Georgia, has died, according to an online news report from wtxl.com.*
Shortly before 7 a.m. on October 25, a Colquitt County school bus was stopped on Thigpin Trail in Moultrie with its stop arm extended, waiting for students to board. Two children were walking across the road to board the bus, and a car attempted to pass the bus, striking both children, who sustained serious injuries.
Earlier reports indicated both children were airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, but one of the children was airlifted to a hospital in Macon. The child taken to Macon has died, according to updated reports. The condition of the child taken to Tallahassee is not known.
Colquitt County School Superintended Doug Howell confirmed both children were students at Hamilton Elementary School but did not release their names. Howell said it appeared the driver of the car ignored the bus’s stop arm.
The driver of the car has been identified as 25-year-old Monica Cutts, of Tallahassee. Cutts was arrested at the scene and booked into the Colquitt County Jail. She has been charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, a school bus stop violation, serious injury by vehicle, and driving with a suspended license. Officials are continuing to investigate and have not released additional information at this time.
Data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety shows that Colquitt County was the site of 776 vehicle accidents in 2016. These accidents led to 233 injuries and eight deaths. During the five-year period between 2012 and 2016, the highest number of vehicle accidents in the county occurred in 2013 with 920 recorded. This was a huge jump from the previous year, during which 191 accidents occurred in Colquitt County.
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