9-year-old and teacher injured in crash at Waterloo School

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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash on the Waterloo High School campus that involved two pedestrians. Officials received a 911 call around 4:09 p.m.

Authorities said that an elderly woman was on the Waterloo School campus when she accidentally ran into a 9-year-old girl and a teacher, who were standing on a breezeway.

Emergency responders say the driver confused her gas and brake pedals, hitting a breezeway pole and driving into the building.

The Sheriff’s Office confirmed that both people were injured in the crash. The 9-year-old girl was airlifted from the scene, and the teacher was transported by ambulance to Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital.

Authorities said the young girl was alert and talking when she left. She was knocked under the SUV when the crash occurred.

School officials confirmed that one classroom received heavy damage and will have to be vacated.

The elderly driver was not injured.

Alabama State Troopers are investigating the crash.

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