Boy airlifted after struck by vehicle

March 22, 2014

An 8-year-old male student was struck by a vehicle as he was about to board a Granbury school bus Friday morning in Indian Harbor south of Granbury, according to emergency radio scanner traffic and other sources.

The boy, whose name has not been released, is a student at Mambrino School.

He reportedly suffered minor bumps and scrapes including leg injuries as well as a chin injury during the incident, according to a source familiar with the incident.

The injured boy was transported via air ambulance to Cook Children’s Medical Center, but his condition was unknown at press time. The incident occurred shortly before 7 a.m.

GISD Information Officer Jeff Meador said the bus was stopped and its red lights were flashing when the vehicle struck the student as he was running across the street toward the bus.

“According to information from the scene and a review of bus video, the bus was stopped with flashing lights, door open and stop signs deployed,” Meador said. “The other students were transported to school on a separate bus.”

Meador said he could not release the name of the student.

Lieutenant Johnny Rose said that the driver of the vehicle was not arrested.

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