Hardin County Child Struck by Vehicle Before Loading School Bus

Apr 23, 2018

A six-year-old boy from Hardin County is in the hospital after being struck by a vehicle while preparing to board his school bus. 

The accident happened Monday morning in the 500 block of Balmoral Road.  According to the Elizabethtown Police Department, the child was hit by a bus owned and operated by Communicare, which is a regional provider of mental health services. 

The police department’s public information officer, John Thomas, says it’s too early in the investigation to say if any charges will be filed.

"In the event that we were to determine that the driver of the bus disregarded the signals from the school bus to stop, then charges would be possible," Thomas told WKU Public Radio.

Officer Thomas says there’s no reason to believe the Communicare driver was impaired. 

The boy suffered a head injury and was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital.  He was listed in stable condition.