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WHITELAND – Police in Whiteland say a 9-year-old girl was hit at a bus stop Wednesday morning.

It happened in the 2000 block of Whiteland Road. Officials with Clark-Pleasant School Corporation and the Whiteland Police Department confirmed the incident.

According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at 8:34 a.m. Investigators said a repair shop worker was taking a car for a test drive after it had been repaired. The driver was pulling into a horseshoe driveway off Whiteland Road near Graham Road when the car hit the girl while she was waiting for her bus. The driver said he didn’t see her; he stopped after feeling something underneath his car and finding the girl lying in the driveway.

The girl’s mother said her daughter was sitting in the driveway reading a book while she waited for the bus. She said she saw a black car roll over her daughter, ran outside, and screamed for the driver to call 911.

The girl was taken to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. According to onsite medics, she was conscious and speaking but has serious injuries.