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9-year-old pedestrian struck after exiting school bus

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BENTON, IL (KFVS) -

A 9-year-old girl was hit by a vehicle shortly after exiting her school bus on Thursday afternoon.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, it happened at the intersection of Eisenhower Street and State Highway 34, east of Benton.

Investigators say after getting off the bus, the girl began to run west along the north side of the road. 

As the driver approached she slowed down and tried to pass the child. However, investigators say the child tried to cross the road to get to a family members home.

The 85-year-old driver was unable to stop in time and her vehicle hit the child.  The girl was taken to Franklin Hospital where she was later released. 

The girl reportedly had no indication of serious injuries

No tickets were issued.

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