The Washington Post reports that the incident occurred at Millwood Road and Tanglewood Drive at around 3:45 pm Thursday. A preliminary investigation conducted late on Thursday revealed that the bus driver had turned right onto Millwood Road off of Tanglewood drive after several students stepped off the bus, the victim included.
The police released a statement that, “For reasons still under investigation, the 9-year-old female was struck by the bus.” Spokesperson for Fire and Rescue services, Pete Piringer, said that county medics transported the girl to a hospital to treat life-threatening injuries, though unfortunately the girl later died.
Neither the school bus driver nor any other students were injured. A school official confirmed that the girl was a student at Bradley Hills Elementary School. In a letter regarding the accident to the families of the school, Karen Caroscio, the principal, wrote that the community was “heartbroken by this tragic news.” Counselors and psychologists would be at the school through the next week to help students cope.
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