A car struck an 11-year-old Helena-West Helena girl as she was attempting to board a parked school bus last Friday (March 1) morning.
Local police told WREG-TV Channel 3 out of Memphis that the vehicle illegally passed the bus.
Doz'gshiea Moore was transported to Helena Regional Medical Center where she was treated for a busted lip and broken elbow and was later released.
WREG reported that Doz'gshiea was crossing Highway 49 when a driver passed the bus she was trying to board. Police told the TV station that the vehicle struck the girl on the right side, throwing her to the street.
After striking the girl, the driver reportedly crashed into a brick and rod iron fence. She also was taken to the hospital but not before receiving numerous citations.
Police say that the driver was traveling much faster than the post 45 mile per hour speed limit.
Drivers are strongly urged to exercise extreme caution in school zones and near school buses. Arkansas law requires motorists to stop when a school bus stops even if the flashers are not in use.
The Helena World requested a copy of the incident report but was not supplied a copy of the information.