ROSEBORO (AP) — Police say a 5-year-old girl has been severely injured after a motorist drove past a stopped school bus.
Sgt. Jake Katzenberger of the North Carolina Highway Patrol tells local media that the student was struck Thursday afternoon on N.C. 210 as she was getting of the school bus. The bus’s stop arm was out and lights were flashing when the incident occurred.
Katzenberger says the driver, 24-year-old Aaron Bruce, attempted to stop but skidded about 100 feet before his truck struck the girl.
Bruce was arrested and charged with failure to stop for a school bus while discharging students. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.