Child hit by car on her way to school

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Moments after she got off a MARTA bus in southeast Atlanta on Tuesday morning, a girl was hit by a car on her way to school, officials said.

The crash occurred about 9:35 a.m. near KIPP Vision Primary School, where the child is a student.

“The juvenile victim exited from the MARTA bus ahead of her mother, walked to the back of the bus and attempted to cross the street when she was struck by a motorist,” Atlanta police spokesman Donald Hannah said.

The girl was taken from the scene at the intersection of McWilliams and Jonesboro roads to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. She is stable, according to police.

The driver remained on the scene and told officers what happened.

“Charges are not anticipated in connection to this incident,” Hannah told The AJC.

Principal Kristi Reeves sent a letter to parents. KIPP Vision serves students in kindergarten through fourth grade.

“Our thoughts and our hearts are with the student and her family during this time,” Reeves said. “The school counselor will be available for any students who may need to talk to someone.”

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