Girl, 11, Struck By School Bus In Crown Heights, Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An 11-year-old girl was hospitalized Wednesday night after being struck by a school bus in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Around 3:30 p.m., the yellow school bus struck the girl at Nostrand Avenue and St. John’s Place, police said.

The girl suffered serious head trauma and was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals Kings County in serious, but stable condition, police said.

The child was in the crosswalk at the time, police said.

“She was running and you can see the school bus come, but he was like, at the speed he was going, he wasn’t supposed to be turning the corner like that,” said witness Jovani Soto. “I guess her book bag or something like hit the door or something. It made her spin and hit the floor. As he kept turning, he ran her over.”

There were children on the school bus at the time of the incident, police said.

The bus remained on scene.

It was not known if the girl who was struck had been on the school bus earlier.

No charges had been filed late Wednesday night.


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