A 7-year-old girl struck by a pickup truck while exiting a school bus and crossing the street was still fighting for her life in a Maryland hospital on Thursday night.
The incident took place on a residential street in Bryantown on Tuesday afternoon when a 35-year-old woman evaded a Charles County Public School bus’ flashing red lights and stop sign, according to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. The woman was driving a Ford F-250 pickup truck.
The young girl was struck by the vehicle after she exited the bus and tried crossing the street to go home.
The driver remained at the scene, sheriff’s deputies said, and she may face charges pending the outcome of an investigation.
Paramedics airlifted the girl to a children’s hospital to treat critical injuries that she sustained from the crash.
By Regina Freitas