Child hit at bus stop in Nash Co.
Posted June 3, 2008
Whitakers, N.C. — A 7-year-old girl was listed in serious condition after being hit by a pickup truck Tuesday morning while crossing the road to get on a school bus on Swift Creek School Road several miles from her school.
Baileigh Long, a student at Swift Creek School, is in the intensive care unit at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Steven Dail said.
Dail said the school bus was coming to a stop when the child walked out in front of oncoming traffic at around 7:23 a.m.
The stop arm, a safety device students are told to wait for before approaching the bus, was not extended. The bus did have caution lights on.
Charges will not be filed against the driver of the truck, Henry Ricks of Whitakers.