Child Hit By Drifting School Bus in Prince George’s County

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UPDATED: April 7, 2014 1:57 p.m.

BELTSVILLE, Md. (WNEW) — Prince George’s County police say several children were injured when a school bus drifted across a road in Beltsville and into a bus stop.

Police say the driver — 61-year-old Arturo Harris — left the bus unattended around 7:15 a.m. in front of High Point High School in Beltsville.

Police say for unknown reasons the bus began moving and struck an elementary school-aged child waiting at a bus stop at the corner of Powder Mill Road and Glen Shell Road. A Baltimore County auxiliary police officer who was nearby the scene of the accident was able to pull the young child from under the bus.

The young child and the four students onboard the bus at the time of the accident were all taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. All five children have since been released from the hospital.

Harris faces charges of reckless endangerment, leaving a child unattended, and several traffic charges related to the accident.

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