Student struck by car after exiting bus

A Callaway Hills Elementary School student was struck by a car after she exited her bus yesterday after school.

The bus had come to a stop on Route AA in Callaway County and the driver had put down the safety arm. A car following the bus failed to stop and went to the left of the bus striking the child.

Fortunately the bus driver, seeing that the car was approaching too fast, honked the horn to warn the child who was able to step back and was then grazed by the car.

The child was treated on site by emergency responders and taken to St. Mary's Medical Center where she was treated for bruises and abrasions.

The Jefferson City Public Schools want to thank the bus driver for his quick actions as well as the emergency responders for their care of the child. We are thankful that the little girl will be OK.

The schools want to remind all drivers to practice safe driving habits around school buses and loading/unloading zones. Never pass a school bus when its lights are flashing and the safety arm is down.

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