Rosedale girl critical after being hit by bus

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ROSEDALE — A 7-year-old girl was clinging to life Monday after she was accidentally struck by a school bus in the middle of the afternoon, the police said. She was with a dog at the time.

The bus was traveling eastbound on 258th Street and turned onto Craft Avenue around 3:53 p.m. when the unidentified girl ran onto the street and was hit, the police said.

She was rushed to Long Island Jewish Hospital Center and was listed in critical condition as of Tuesday evening, according to the police.

The school bus driver stayed at the scene and was not criminally charged, the police said. A spokeswoman for the NYPD said the girl ran onto the street because of a dog.

“I don’t know if she was chasing a dog or it was chasing her,” the spokeswoman said.

Updated 11:07 am, October 12, 2011
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