Limestone County student hit by vehicle while getting on bus

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A student getting on a bus in east Limestone County was hit by a vehicle, but that student is expected to be okay. Emergency crews took that student to the hospital with injuries they are calling non-life-threatening.

The wreck happened near the intersection of Nick Davis Road and Twin Drive before 8:00 this morning. Alabama State Troopers and the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

Emergency personnel said the person who was driving the car that hit the student stopped and was speaking with law enforcement.

Troopers said the driver, who was also a juvenile, was cited for reckless driving and passing a school bus. They said they are still investigating.

Limestone County Schools issued a statement following the wreck.

At approximately 7:25 a.m. Thursday, a female student at East Limestone High School was hit by a passing vehicle while boarding a school bus. The incident occurred at the intersection of Nick Davis Road and Twin Drive. The student was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“We are certainly grateful that the student is OK,” Limestone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Shearouse said. “We are thankful for our bus drivers who make sure our students are transported safely and want to remind everyone to exercise caution when approaching a school bus.”

Limestone County Schools

The students who were already on the bus were transferred to another bus. The school system also contacted parents.

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