Car hits NC student at bus stop, flees the scene

Source: WXII

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police are investigating after a student was hit by a car that fled the scene of a school bus stop Tuesday morning.

The incident was reported around 8:30 a.m. near Teague Street and Creek Ridge Road, not far from Randleman Road. The student, who attends Smith High School, wasn’t seriously injured.

At the time of the incident, the school bus was picking up three Smith High students and was stopped with its stop arm out, Guilford County Schools officials said.

Two other cars were stopped behind the bus when a third car failed to stop, police said. That car swerved off the road and went onto the sidewalk, police said.

The car, a silver Hyundai Elantra with a New Jersey license plate, brushed the student before fleeing the scene, school district officials said.

The collision happened so quickly that the bus driver wasn’t able to use the hand signals that are now required by state law, district officials said.

If you have any information that can help investigators, you’re asked to call Greensboro police.

District officials said in a statement Tuesday that the incident could have been “so much worse” and added, “Drivers need to be more careful, be vigilant and stop for buses.”

Jarred Hill is following this story and will have more details Tuesday on WXII 12 News starting at 5.

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