Woman cited for careless driving after ignoring school bus stop lights, hitting student
A 15-year-old Ann Arbor girl was hospitalized Wednesday morning after a vehicle that disregarded the flashing stop lights on a school bus struck her.
Ann Arbor police Sgt. Paul Curtis said a 46-year-old Ann Arbor woman driving the vehicle ignored the flashing stop signs after the bus stopped at 6:46 a.m. Wednesday at the corner of Shadowood Drive and Hardyke Court. The high school student was crossing Shadowood to get to the bus when she was hit, Curtis said.
The girl suffered a large bump on her head and was taken to the University of Michigan Hospital for treatment. Curtis said her injuries were not believed to be life threatening.
The incident was another case of pedestrians being struck by vehicles in Washtenaw County. A 59-year-old Ypsilanti Township woman was killed in Pittsfield Township Thursday while crossing Golfside Drive on foot and a 70-year-old Ann Arbor woman was killed Friday while crossing Ann Arbor-Saline Road at Oakbrook Drive.
It’s also the second time an Ann Arbor high school student has been hospitalized after being hit by a car. On Friday, a Huron High School student was injured when she was hit on Huron Parkway near the school.
A pedestrian also was transported to University of Michigan Hospital after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning at Maiden Lane and Island Drive in Ann Arbor, according to Huron Valley Ambulance spokeswoman Joyce Williams. The person was in stable condition while being transported. No further information was immediately available from police.
The 46-year-old Ann Arbor woman who struck the 15-year-old girl Wednesday morning was cited for careless driving, Curtis said. The investigation into the incident is closed.