Preschooler hit by car while trying to board school bus

Preschooler hit by car while trying to board school bus

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by DIANNE GALLAGHER / NewsChannel 36 Staff

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WCNC.com

Posted on September 17, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 26 at 1:03 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --  Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are looking for the driver of a burgundy car involved in hit-and-run that injured a 4-year-old.

The little girl was trying to get onto her school bus Monday morning on the corner of Thornton Road and Afton Lane in west Charlotte.  
 
Neighbors tell NewsChannel 36 the car passed the Westerly Hills Academy school bus stop arm and ran over preschooler Kaaliyah Miller's foot.
 
Her mother, Tiffany Miller, told Newschannel 36 the driver stopped the car for a moment, then sped off.  
 
"It's sad and it's sick," said Miller, "I would like to see the person responsible for this come forward and take responsibility for their actions."

Miller’s neighbor, Aretha McDonald, lives by the bus stop. She wants to see speed bumps installed on Thornton Road.
 
Kaaliyah did not suffer any broken bones, but is limping due to severe swelling, deep cuts and bruising on her right foot.  
 
She plans to go back to school on Tuesday but is afraid to ride on the bus.
 
No arrests have been made. Anyone with information should contact police.

 

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