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Pendleton County 9-year-old hit by pickup truck while walking to school bus

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Posted at 2:27 PM, Nov 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-02 15:24:13-04

FALMOUTH, Ky. -- A child was hit by a pickup truck while walking to his a school bus Friday morning, but is expected to recover.

The northbound bus was stopped on US 27 at about 7 a.m., waiting for a southbound pickup truck to pass before turning left onto Blanket Creek Road, where the 9-year-old's bus stop is located, according to the Pendleton County Sheriff's Office.

The bus was using its turn signal, but did not have it's "stop" sign out or flashing lights on, officials said.

The student, apparently not seeing the pickup, thought the bus was waiting to pick him up on 27 and darted into the road. He tried to turn back, but it was too late, and the truck hit him, according to the sheriff's office.

The child suffered a broken arm and leg, but should otherwise be OK.

No charges are expected in the incident, according to the sheriff's office.

The incident comes as several incidents across the country have highlighted the dangers to children waiting for their school buses. In Indiana, three children were killed earlier this week when a driver hit them while they were waiting for their bus.