10-year-old girl hit by car while getting on school bus in Rush

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A fourth-grade girl trying to get on their school bus Tuesday morning in Rush was hit by a vehicle, deputies say.

According to investigators, the 10-year-old child was about to get on the bus on East River Road near Telephone Road around 8:30 a.m. when deputies say a car traveling behind the bus was unable to stop in time.

Deputies say, due to oncoming traffic, the driver was driving too fast for road conditions, swerved to the right of the bus, hit the girl and knocked down a mailbox and another sign in front of this house.

When the girl was hit, she was tossed into the air, hitting the hood of the car and then a stop sign.

Shannon Ronnenberg lives in this house on the corner and says her husband saw the whole thing happen. They rushed outside right away to help.

“She’s ten and she’s in shock and just trying to stay calm,” says Shannon Ronnenberg, neighbor, “trying to keep her awake and keep her calm until the first responders could get there… Just trying to keep consciousness, keep her warm. She’s scared, she’s a little kid, and no one expects this.”

The girl was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment of hip and elbow pain and didn’t suffer any major injuries. The family returned home from the hospital on Tuesday afternoon. They said they didn’t want to speak to the media, but told Shannon Ronnenberg their daughter is doing okay.

The driver of the vehicle, 48-year-old Kathleen Brady of Henrietta, was ticketed for driving too fast for the road conditions and passing a stopped school bus.

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