Safety

Girl fatally struck by school bus in Ark.

Kelly Roher
Posted on September 25, 2012

GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. — Arkansas State Police has released preliminary information about a fatal accident involving a school bus that occurred here last Friday morning.

The report indicates that the bus was traveling westbound on a road toward a school bus stop at 6:14 a.m. Weather conditions were clear and the road was dry.

Seven-year-old Hannah Martin and her mother were in their front yard. When the driver approached the stop, he slowed down, but he reportedly did not see Martin, who ran into the road and was struck by the bus.

Martin was killed in the incident.

KTHV reports that the accident happened in a rural area with no street lights while it was still dark outside. During a press conference held by the Lake Hamilton School District on Friday afternoon, Superintendent Steve Anderson said no charges have been filed in the incident.

Authorities said that there were four children on the bus at the time.

Funeral services for Martin were scheduled for Monday, and she will be laid to rest in Georgia at a later date, according to KATV


Other news on fatal school bus accidents:

Tractor-trailer, school bus crash kills 4

Bus driver cited for careless driving in fatal crash

Related Topics: Arkansas, fatalities

Comments ( 1 )
  • Kathy Jarrell

     | about 5 years ago

    My heart goes out to the family of the child that was hit and to the Busdriver that had this terrible accident. Something we as busdrivers fear everyday in our important role of caring THE MOST SPECIAL CARGO IN THE WORLD!

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