Girl, 7, Hit by Truck After Getting Off Maryland School Bus

The girl was hit by a truck that didn't yield to the school bus stop sign, police say

A 7-year-old girl suffered critical injuries after she got off a school bus in Maryland and was hit by a truck, the Charles County Sherriff's office says.

The bus was stopped in the northbound of Oliver Shop Road in Hughesville when the girl got out about 3:45 p.m.

Witnesses told the sheriff's office the bus activated its flashing red lights and flashing stop sign.

The girl safely crossed in front of the bus and was crossing the southbound lane when a Ford F-250 truck heading south struck her, the sheriff's office said.

The girl was airlifted to Children's Hospital.

The 35-year-old woman driving the truck stayed on the scene.

Laws require drivers to yield to school bus signals, but a News4 I-Team investigation found the rules are frequently ignored.

Stay with News4 for more on this developing story.

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