5-year-old girl struck by bus in Moreno Valley

Bus rolled backward and struck the girl on the sidewalk

POSTED: 06:27 AM PDT Mar 19, 2013 
School bus
MORENO VALLEY, Calif. -

Crisis counselors will be on hand Tuesday at a Moreno Valley elementary school attended by a 5-year-old girl who was struck by a bus and seriously injured.

      The bus rolled backward and struck the girl on the sidewalk around 2:25  p.m. Monday as she and other students waited for a ride home outside Box  Springs Elementary School, 11900 Athens Drive, California Highway Patrol Sgt.  Brian Gonsalves told the Riverside Press-Enterprise. The CHP investigates all  school bus accidents in the state.

      The girl was taken to a hospital, but her condition was not available early Tuesday morning.

      School Principal Sam Stager told the Press-Enterprise the school district would have a crisis team on hand at the school today to assist staff and students.