Student hit by vehicle on Capshaw Road while on her way to school

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. -- Madison County deputies confirm a female student was hit by a vehicle Thursday morning on her way to school.

The incident happened on Capshaw Road, just west of Jeff Road around 7 a.m. Alabama State Troopers told WHNT News 19 that the "stop" sign on the bus was not out when the student was hit and neither the car or bus driver are considered at fault in this case.

Deputies say the student was trying to cross Capshaw Road to board the bus when she was hit. They add she suffered from minor injuries.

One concerned parent told WHNT News 19 that she doesn't think anyone should have a bus stop on Capshaw Road.

"To me, it wouldn't be safe getting on Capshaw. I see so many vehicles pass buses with the stop sign out literally every day," said Joan Khadka, a mother of three. "They're not paying attention to these children that are just trying to go to school and learn, so I think it's dangerous personally as opposed to being on a sidewalk and them stopping and being in a neighborhood where people do stop and slow down."

Khadka is thankful the young student is okay and she wants this to be a reminder to everyone to slow down and pay attention to buses when they're stopped.

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