Kindergartner hit by car at bus stop

Palmetto, Florida -- The Manatee County School District says a kindergarten student was hit by a car Monday morning while waiting for a school bus.

The accident reportedly occurred around 7:20 a.m. near the corner of 11th St. W. and 4th Ave. W. in Palmetto. School officials say the child involved in the accident attends Stewart Elementary School.

The student apparently ran into the street in front of the car and thankfully the child's injuries do not appear to be serious. According to information given to Manatee District Transportation Department officials, the driver was not cited in the accident.

Officials say the student's mother, who was there at the time, said she was going to take the child to a medical facility to be examined.


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