A 7-year-old Kentucky girl is recovering after she was dragged by a school bus Friday.
WLKY reported that Ally Rednour of Louisville got her backpack stuck in the bus as she was leaving school. The female bus driver stopped to let Rednour off at her babysitter’s house and closed the door on her backpack, according to Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell.
The elementary school student was dragged more than 2,000 feet, according to her mother, Amy. The bus was stopped only when a car sped up to notify the driver.
You can watch the incident in the video above.
Rednour was taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital, treated, and later released. Her mother said she is resting at home and recovering.
The Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) system said the driver has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of an investigation. An accident report says the driver’s inattention was a factor in the accident. JCPS released this statement:
We are very grateful that our student is on the road to full recovery, and we are deeply disturbed by this incident. Immediately after the accident, we began an investigation into how and why this happened.
This investigation is currently ongoing, and we will be working with all of our bus drivers to review the policies designed to ensure the safety and security of our students, which is our number one priority at all times.
Counselors were available to students Monday at Wilkerson Elementary, where Ally attends school.
h/t: CBS News
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