• 5-year-old hit by car after getting off of school bus, report says

    By: Jacque Masse

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A child is recovering in the hospital after he was hit by a car after school.

    The crash report said a car was traveling on Steele Street when a child ran westbound and was hit by the vehicle. 

    The boy's mother, Laquita Smith, told FOX13 her son has a concussion, but it could've been much worse. 


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    A spokesperson for the school, Cornerstone Prep Denver, told FOX13 they've adjusted the school bus drop off location to make it safer for students. 

    Smith said she is lucky her son is still alive. 

    "I was traumatized when I saw him. He wasn't conscious-- he was laying there with a neck brace on just laying there," said Smith. 

    She told FOX13 Jamour was dropped off by the school bus then hit by a car while crossing Steele Street. 

    "It was selfish of the driver. He could've slowed down. He really could've," Smith said. 

    The crash report said the driver was traveling southbound on Steele when Jamour ran into the street from the sidewalk. 

    The report said witnesses told officers the car had the right of way.

    At this time no charges have been issued. 

    Smith said she is pushing for more crosswalks in her neighborhood. 

    The principal sent FOX13 the following statement: 

    "We are pleased to tell you that the child is recovering nicely and will be fine and should be back in school on Tuesday, so we are thrilled with that good news. Our principal, teachers, and others have visited the scholar to check on and encourage him over the last two days.

    We have worked with the bus company to adjust the drop off location and provide an even safer location for the children moving forward. We do have crossing guards right outside the school building that helps students cross the street safely during arrival and dismissal."

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