Child struck by bus in Cedar Hill

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CEDAR HILL, MO (KPLR) – A seven-year-old girl suffered a head injury after being struck by a bus in Cedar Hill, firefighters said Thursday.

The accident took place in the 8400 block of Hilltop Drive around 4 p.m. The victim and her brother just got off the bus when the girl dropped something in front of the bus. She walked back to retrieve the item and was hit by the bus, knocking her down.

Firefighters said the bus driver was unaware the child was in front of the vehicle. The bus passed over the child, but avoided hitting her a second time.

The girl’s brother brought her home and called 911.

She’s breathing on her own and is expected to survive.