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Teen Hit by Car When Running For School Bus

Tiffany Javeed missed the bus and was trying to run to the next stop



    Student: "They Said I Flew Up in the Air"

    A local student is recovering after being hit by a car near a bus stop. As News4's Jackie Bensen reports, neighbors worry others are also in danger of getting hit. (Published Tuesday, May 22, 2012)

    A car hit a 16-year-old girl who was running for a school bus on West Ox Road in Herndon, Va.

    Tiffany Javeed told News4 she made a split-second decision to cross six lanes of heavy traffic during the rain Monday morning.

    “They said I flew up in the air landed on the hood of the car, and rolled off,” Javeed said.

    She said her dad had dropped her off at the bus stop, but she missed the bus and ran to its next stop. While she was crossing the road, a car hit her, leaving her with a sprained ankle, a sore back and a few scratches.

    A spokesman for Fairfax County Public Schools told News4 they decided to move some bus stops into housing developments after complaints from parents -- but those stops are for only elementary school students in the morning, not high school students.