7-Year-Old Girl Seriously Injured After Driver Fails to Stop for School Bus

by MCS Staff

Update: The victim was initially described as 7-year-old female by Montgomery County Police; we now know that the she is 9-years-old and in the fourth grade. 
A 7-year-old girl was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle on Tuesday, August 30 while crossing the road in the 18600 block of Walkers Choice Rd. in Gaithersburg.  
According to Montgomery County Police, the driver of the vehicle drove around a stopped MCPS school bus and hit the child. The school bus had its flashing red lights on at the time of the collision. The incident occurred at approximately 3:53pm and the driver remained on the scene. 

Per MCPD:
The preliminary on scene investigation has revealed that while a Montgomery County Public School bus was stopped at the location, dropping off students, with its red flashing lights activated, the driver of a vehicle drove around the school bus and struck a 7-year-old female who was attempting to cross the roadway.  The child was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the striking vehicle remained at the scene.

First reported by Caitlyn Peetz of Bethesda Magazine.

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