10-Year-Old Boy Hit by Car in Tennessee Trying to Board School Bus
WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN. – According to an online news story from fox23.com, a 10-year-old boy was struck by a car while he was trying to board a school bus in Washington County, Tennessee.*
An unidentified 10-year-old boy was attempting to board a school bus and was crossing a road in Washington County, when a car traveling in the opposite direction of the bus struck him. The bus’s lights were flashing, and its stop arm was extended, according to reports.
The boy, who is a student with Washington County Schools, was transported to a hospital in Johnson County, Tennessee. His current condition is not known. Authorities said the boy was alert and talking when he left the scene.
Police cited the driver of the car, who has not been identified, for failure to yield and failure to stop for a school bus. No additional information has been reported at this time.
This is one of numerous incidents of cars hitting children near bus stops around the country. October and November saw a huge uptick in these types of accidents, with one fatal collision occurring in Moultrie, Georgia, on October 25. A 10-year-old boy died after being hit by a car on Thigpin Trail in Moultrie while he was trying to board a school bus with his little brother, age 7. The 7-year-old boy sustained serious injuries but has fortunately been recovering.
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