Child Hit By Bus in Oak Ridge

By: Stephen McLamb Email
By: Stephen McLamb Email

Oak Ridge (WVLT) - Doctors at U.T. Medical Center are treating a child that was hit by a school bus.

The Oak Ridge Police Department says a 12 year-old girl, who is a 7th grader at Robertsville Middle School, was riding her bicycle at about 2:55 p.m. Friday afternoon.

They say she fell and landed in the access lane from N. Illinois Avenue to Westbound Oak Ridge Turnpike.

A school bus was passing at the same time and the bus' right rear wheels ran over her.

A witness says he saw it all happen.

"I dialed 911 as I jumped out of my truck, ran up and tried to ask her her name, out my hand on her back and said a prayer to God for her and her family," said Dennis McCormick.

The Lifestar Medical helicopter took the child to U.T. Medical Center for treatment.

Her condition is not known but sources tell us she has a serious head injury.

The bus driver and students on the bus were not hurt.

The cause of the accident is being investigated.

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  • by k'ronda Location: safford arizona on May 26, 2008 at 01:02 PM
    ashley pain is related to me and i didnt even know it until after she died. i really wish i could have known her or at least known i was related to her before the accident happened.
  • by kelsey Location: tn loudon on Nov 16, 2007 at 09:58 AM
    im so sorry ive cried alot over this and i didnt even know her.i hope you learn to move on and know she is in a better place.Im only 13 and i cant even imagine the thought of this...i try not greatly sorry for your lose
  • by Sabrina Location: Oak ridge on Nov 14, 2007 at 06:49 PM
    I was on the bus I knew her she was a very nice girl who had alot of friends it was very sad all my prayers go to her family
  • by kane Location: oakridge on Nov 11, 2007 at 09:30 PM
    for me it was hard because she lived in my neighborhood and was one of my friends and she had a awesome family and i know how hard it is for them but all my prayers go out to Ashley and her family god bless
  • by Rebcca Location: Oak Ridge on Nov 9, 2007 at 07:27 PM
    My daughter was leaving school when this happened. My prayers go out to Ashlee, her family, the children and bus driver. This is why Oak Ridge needs buses for students crossing this busy street, or at a minimum crossing gaurds, caution lights and enforced speed limits at school times. I heard the sirens and my heart stopped for a moment thinking of my own children. My heart goes out to her family. I was very tearful as I passed by later seeing her bicycle still at the scene and her backpack. Please keep the Oak Ridge community posted as my children are also very concerned. Thank you.


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