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Hardin County Child Struck by Vehicle Before Loading School Bus

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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.

Lisa is a Scottsville native and WKU alum. She has worked in radio as a news reporter and anchor for 18 years. Prior to joining WKU Public Radio, she most recently worked at WHAS in Louisville and WLAC in Nashville. She has received numerous awards from the Associated Press, including Best Reporter in Kentucky. Many of her stories have been heard on NPR.
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