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A 5-Year-Old Was Taken To The Hospital After Being Hit By A Bus Outside A School In Mineral Wells

The Pasco car crash did not cause any injuries to the WSDOT crews operating the truck. (Photo: KOMO News)
The Pasco car crash did not cause any injuries to the WSDOT crews operating the truck. (Photo: KOMO News)

Officials from Mineral Wells said that a 5-year-old was taken to the hospital after being hit by a bus outside Lamar Elementary School on Tuesday morning.

What Happened?

According to authorities, the incident happened at roughly 7:37 a.m. as the bus was leaving the child off at school. Investigators discovered that the bus rolled forward as the kid got off and hit them.

First responders started treating the child as soon as they arrived, and he or she was soon taken by air ambulance to Cook Children’s in Fort Worth.

What Did The Police Said?

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The Mineral Wells Police Department will be looking into video from both the bus and the school, according to the police, who claimed the child was “alert and conscious” during the transition.It is unknown at this time whether any criminal charges will be brought.

After the incident, Mineral Wells ISD issued a statement, which, in part, said, “We understand that news of such incidents can be distressing, but please be assured that we are doing everything within our power to support the student, their family, and our school community during this difficult time.”

The district went on to explain that the student’s welfare is its first priority and that any students or staff members who may have been impacted by the occurrence will have access to options for support and counseling.

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