Neighborhood residents in Louisville, Kentucky were horrified to witness a girl being dragged by a school bus after getting her backpack caught in the door.
The girl, who is reportedly either 5 or 6 years old, was being dropped off at a bus stop around 4 p.m. on Friday when her backpack got stuck in the door as it closed behind her. The driver failed to notice the bag as the door closed and proceeded to drive away, dragging the girl at least 100 feet.
Video of the incident, caught by a surveillance camera at neighbor Tom Carman’s home, showed a red Chevy Camaro speeding up alongside the bus to alert the driver. The Camaro caught the attention of the bus driver after blaring its horn, and the bus finally stopped.
“I just couldn't believe he drug her from the corner down to here without knowing,” Carman said. “I couldn't believe it -- bouncing all the way down the street. It was bad."
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The girl, whose identity has not been released, was transported to a local children’s hospital with non life-threatening injuries including road rash. She is expected to make a full recovery.
“She was talking and, at the end, she wanted to see her mommy,” neighbor Esther Karschner. “I am thankful, very thankful (that the girl wasn't more badly hurt).”
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