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A 9 year old girl, who’s name has not been released was struck by a vehicle while trying to board a school bus. The extent of the young girl’s injuries are unknown at this time, yet the article linked below does reference a broken collarbone, and a potential brain bruise.

I hope the girl recovers from these injuries, and this is unfortunately a tragic reminder of the dangers that kid encounter while simply trying to access their school bus.

While reading this article I thought about the school crossing guard that I drive by every day and how aggressive she is in stopping vehicles, or slowing down cars driving near the intersection. You can see the frustration on the faces of drivers who want to get to work as quickly as possible, and don’t want to slow down, but after reading this article, I am thankful for the crossing guard’s actions.

The next time a crossing slows you down, or stops your car, don’t get frustrated, be thankful. I know I will be.

blog.al.com/live/2009/09/9yearold_struck_by_car_while_b.html

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