UPDATE: Child recovering at home after being struck by vehicle; drivers not cited

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COLERAIN, Ohio (WTRF) – UPDATE: 1/7/20 (8:00 P.M.)

According to Sergeant Scott Bayless of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the 10-year-old girl has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home in good spirits.

She was first taken to Wheeling Hospital, then transferred to UPMC in Pittsburgh where she spent the night. She has fractures to her collarbone and kneecap and multiple bruises.

Neither the school bus driver, nor the driver of the SUV that hit the girl are facing any traffic charges at this time.

OSHP said it will forward its findings to the Belmont County Prosecutor’s Office for consultation.

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ORIGINAL: 1/6/2020 – A girl, approximately 10-years-old, has been hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle in Colerain.

The incident reportedly occurred at the intersection of U.S. Route 250 and County Road 6 shortly after the girl exited a school bus.

A motorist traveling eastbound on Route 250 reportedly hit the child and immediately pulled over.

Sgt. Scott Bayless with the Ohio State Highway Patrol says the girl was alert and responsive while being transported to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Officials also say the incident does not involve a vehicle passing a stopped school bus and the driver was not cited.

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