School bus drags child in Lawrence County

Friday, January 17, 2014

NEW CASTLE, Pa. - State police in Lawrence County say an 8-year old girl suffered minor injuries when her backpack was caught in a school bus door Thursday.

Troopers say the bus dragged the girl 200-feet after she got off it as students headed home in the Perry Township.

State police say buss driver Christine Lee Sabatino of Ellwood City was traveling west on Blue Jay Avenue and had stopped at the intersection of Raymond Street to let off students.

Troopers report the driver did not see the girl had been caught and turned south onto Raymond Street, then west onto Lyndhurst Lane. When the bus stopped in the 500 block of Lyndhurst Avenue, the driver saw the girl.

EMS crews treated the girl for minor injuries at the scene.