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Child hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle near Whitefish

The 6-year-old child is suffering from a traumatic brain injury
Posted: 11:06 AM, Nov 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-13 14:06:39-05
Child hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle near Whitefish

KALISPELL — A child was hit by a vehicle north of Whitefish on Tuesday afternoon after getting off of a school bus.

Montana Highway Patrol Captain Chad Dever says a driver failed to stop for a school bus -- which had its flashing lights on and a stop sign up -- at around 4:45 p.m. on U.S. Highway 93 near mile marker 137, near the intersection with Graham Lane.

The driver was traveling around 25 miles per hour when the vehicle struck the child, according to the MHP.

The 6-year-old child was taken to a hospital and is suffering from a traumatic brain injury.

Dever told MTN News that charges in the incident are still pending and that the driver has not been arrested at this point.

The MHP is still investigating the incident and no further information is being released at this time.

We will update you if we get more details.