Girl dragged by school bus 100 feet, caught on surveillance video

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LOUISVILLE, KY (May 17, 2015) – Disturbing surveillance video shows a school bus in Louisville dragging a young girl after her backpack got stuck in the door.

Police say the little girl was getting off the bus when her backpack got stuck in the door. The bus dragged the child about 100 feet, yet neighbors told WLKY the distance was at least the length of a football field.

Fortunately, a man driving alongside the bus saw that the girl was in trouble, and he was able to get the bus driver to stop.

The Camaro’s driver finally got the bus to stop, and neighbors went running to the girl, described as being 5 or 6 years old.

Neighbor Esther Karschner told WLKY, “She was just laying there on the ground and she was conscious.”

Tom Carman captured the video from a camera on his house. “It was amazing, I couldn’t believe it, her bouncing around in that door, all the way down the street. It was bad.”

Neighbors have questions for the bus driver, but are thankful for the Camaro’s driver, whom they do not know.

“She was talking and then at the end she wanted to see her mommy, she wanted her mommy,” said Karschner.

Police told WLKY that the child had road rash and was taken to a children’s hospital for treatment.

The girl’s condition has not been released, but she’s expected to recover from her injuries.