Child struck by car getting off school bus

SUMITON, AL (AP) - A 7-year-old girl struck by a car as she was getting off a school bus Tuesday is recovering from a broken leg.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Randy Christian says the child also suffered non life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the child fled the scene and was followed by a reserve deputy who watched as the driver went around the bus and hit the girl.

The deputy radioed other deputies who then stopped the driver on U.S. 78 in Sumiton near the Walker County line.

The suspect has been taken into custody for questioning and could be charged with leaving the scene of an accident, which is a felony offense.

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