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8-Year-Old Boarding School Bus Hurt in Laurel Hit-and-Run

Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck an 8-year-old child as they tried to board a school bus, Anne Arundel County Police say.

The child was trying to board the bus about 7 a.m. Thursday at Shoreline Boulevard and Bayou Bend Road in Laurel. A driver in a dark-colored, SUV-style vehicle then struck the child and drove off, police say.

The child was taken to a pediatric center with injuries that are not life threatening. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact police at 410-222-8610.

More details on the crash are not yet available. But last year, the News4 I-Team found that many drivers ignore rules meant to protect kids getting on and off school buses.

Stay with News4 for more on this developing story.

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