A 12-year-old Bensalem girl is recovering in the hospital after being hit by a car as she was about to board her school bus, police say.
Authorities report the bus was stopped at the intersection of Bensalem Boulevard and Timber Lane near Russell C. Struble Elementary School. It seems the bus had its stop signal bar active at the time of the incident.
The victim was crossing the street around 7:30 a.m. when a vehicle failed to stop. Her belongings were still scattered on the road while police investigated.
First responders transported the young girl to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital. She is recovering with her parents, according to recent reports.
The Bensalem Township Police said the motorist, driving a white pick-up truck, remained at the scene to cooperate.
Pennsylvania’s Bus Stopping Law mandates all drivers to stop no less than 10 feet away from the bus. This applies to traffic on both sides of the road.
Violators convicted of violating this law can face a $250 fine, five points on their license, and a 60 day license suspension.