Girl, 6, Hit By SUV

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 29, 2012

A 6-year-old elementary student was taken to the hospital after she was struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning.
The girl and her brother and sister missed the school bus and left the stop near Miss Ruby Lane and US 601 around 7:45 a.m. The girl, a student at Cooleemee Elementary School, was struck by a 2004 SUV while walking to a neighbor’s house.
“It did happen near a bus stop but no bus was involved,” says Davie County Schools Public Information Officer Stephanie Koefed. “The bus had been at the stop earlier, but the children were not there, so the bus proceeded on its way.”
The girl was taken to Brenner’s Childrens Hospital for a broken leg and cut to her head. She was listed in stable condition Tuesday afternoon.
No charges will be filed. According to NC Highway Patrol Trooper K.L. Leonard: “Several witnesses saw the driver swerve left of center to avoid hitting the girl …