Update on Student Struck by Vehicle After Driver Failed to Stop for School Bus

by Patrick Herron

Update: The victim was initially described as 7-year-old female by Montgomery County Police; we now know that she is 9-years-old and in the fourth grade. 
WTOP reports that the 9-year-old girl that was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in the 18600 block of Walkers Choice Rd. in Montgomery Village suffered a broken clavicle and broken pelvis, according to an MCPS spokesperson. The incident occurred at 3:53pm on Tuesday, August 30.  Montgomery County Police said that the driver of the vehicle drove around a stopped MCPS school bus and struck the child.  The school bus had its flashing red lights on at the time of the collision and the driver remained on the scene. The injuries are said to be non life-threatening.

Original statement from MCPD:
On August 30, 2022, at approximately 3:53 p.m., MCP officers responded to the 18600 block of Walkers Choice Rd. for the report of a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian.
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. 


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1 comment

Rich Isom October 23, 2022 - 12:14 am

Any follow up on this story? Has the driven been charged? Has the child recovered?


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