7 Year Old Seriously Injured in School Bus Incident

A 7 year old girl was seriously injured on Tuesday getting off her school bus in Montgomery Village. She was struck when a driver failed to obey stop signs posted on her school bus.

The accident happened in the 18600 block of Walkers Choice Road about 4 p.m.

According to the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD), the red lights were flashing and the stop sign was extended on the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) bus. But when the girl went to cross the street after getting off the bus, she was hit by a car. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The driver remained at the scene. The incident remains under investigation so police are not releasing the driver’s identity.

According to Maryland law, it is illegal to pass a school bus from either direction when lights are flashing and the stop sign is extended.  On a divided roadway drivers approaching from the opposite direction can pass without stopping.

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