Girl Dragged More Than One Hundred Feet by Bus
A little girl in Louisville, Kentucky has been released from the hospital and is recovering after being dragged more than one-hundred feet by a school bus
Details of the Incident
According to Channel 10 News Online, 7-year-old Ally Rednour, a student at Wilkerson Elementary in Louisville, KY, was released from the hospital on May 17th and is recovering from severe road burn after being dragged by a school bus.
The incident occurred when the first grader’s back pack became caught in a Jackson County Public School bus door; Rednour was dragged more than 100 feet before another driver on the road was able to flag the bus down and alert the bus driver.
In a Facebook post, Rednour’s mother expressed her gratitude and thanks for those who have been supporting her family in their time of need and a special thanks to the driver who was able to flag the bus driver down; she reported that Ally is in great spirits.
Jefferson County Public School Officials are currently investigating the incident and released the following statement:
“We are very grateful that our student is on the road to full recovery, and we are deeply disturbed by this incident. Immediately after the accident, we began an investigation into how and why this happened. This investigation is currently ongoing, and we will be working with all of our bus drivers to review the policies designed to ensure the safety and security of our students, which is our number one priority at all times.”
The JCPS bus driver has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
- 4,743 people were killed and 76,000 people were injured in pedestrian accidents in 2012 – an average of one death every 2 hours.
- Another 76,000 people were injured in pedestrian accidents.
- Data suggests that one in every five children between the ages of 5 and 15 who were killed in traffic accidents in 2012 were pedestrians.
- Each trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in an accident than occupants of a passenger vehicle.