A 7-year-old boy was critically injured after being hit by his own school bus in Smyth County, Virginia, reported wjhl.com.
On Tuesday, Feb. 12, two students walked off the bus and crossed in front of their bus. The article said the bus pulled forward and continued on.
When the bus driver was informed of the incident, he reportedly turned around and saw the child lying in the road. The other child was uninjured.
According to the report, the boy is being treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries at the Children’s Hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee. Charges are pending against the bus driver, while the crash remains under investigation.
The director of Smyth County Schools, Dennis Carter, was reported to have placed the bus driver on leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.