School bus accident today: Whitefish Montana pedestrian suffers traumatic brain injury
Updated: Nov 14, 2019
Whitefish, Montana —a female pedestrian from Olney Bissell School District was seriously injured on U.S. Highway 93 intersection with Graham Lane by Whitefish near marker 137 at around 4:45 p.m. The 6 year-old female child existed a school bus on the afternoon of Tuesday November 12, 2019, and was was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop for the school bus' stop sign and flashing lights. The young girl was then taken by ambulance to a hospital for traumatic brain injury.
It is estimated by Montana Highway Patrol that the vehicle was traveling at around 25 mph at the time of impact when striking the child. Weather conditions state that the roads were covered in snow, but at this time it is unclear if the weather conditions played a factor. Law enforcement officials said the driver stayed on scene following the occurrence. The motorist was not arrested at the time of the incident, however charges are pending.
In a press release found on the Olney Bissell School District Facebook page, dated November 13, 2019, Trevor J. Dahlman, Administrator for the Olney Bissell School District states, "The Olney Bissell staff met early Wednesday morning, with the support of Whitefish School District administrators and counselors in order to debrief and develop a plan to support our students, staff, and families. Olney Bissell School District will continue to make student safety our top priority."
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