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Moore County 8th grader hit by truck at bus stop

Posted May 12

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— Moore County school officials said an 8th grade female student was hit by a truck Thursday around 4 p.m. while getting off a school bus in Carthage at 3229 U.S. Highway 15-501 in front of Dutton's Small Engine Repairs.

The bus involved was bus 268 from New Century Middle School on Union Church Road, according to the Aberdeen Times.

Authorities said the school bus had its stop sign out and lights activated when a truck with a trailer was unable to stop in time, striking the girl.

The student was responsive and was transported to Moore County Regional Hospital, officials said.

No additional information has been released.


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  • Robert Richardson May 13, 10:56 a.m.
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    Keep in mind, buses always hit their flashers as a warning they are about to stop. Sounds like someone wasn't paying attention.

  • John White May 13, 10:39 a.m.
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    Lets poke some holes in this drivers story. He could not stop and he hit a child. So I guess the bus came to an instant stop opened the doors and the child was able to get out of their seat out the door of the bus and in front of the truck all in lets say 5 seconds? Holes all through their story. Until we put these people in jail for doing this they will not stop passing stopped school buses!

  • Sara Hauser May 12, 10:14 p.m.
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    Wonder how fast the driver of the truck was going. When a school bus is in sight, drivers need to slow down. It's very common for them to stop frequently.

  • John White May 12, 8:52 p.m.
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    Throw the darn book at the stupid truck driver. Come on he could not stop! Yea right. Like how fast does a bus go and how darn close are you following it. No excuses this state is one of the worst for people driving around stopped school buses! Stupid Stupid driver.