A vehicle hit a girl early Tuesday morning after she attempted crossing a busy intersection to catch a school bus, officials said.
Gulfport police Sgt. Josh Bromen said an 11-year-old girl missed her bus near Dedeaux Road and Jackson Street about 6:40 a.m.
She tried to catch up with the bus and didn’t look both ways when she crossed the busy two-lane street, Bromen said.
The mirror of a Chevrolet Avalanche clipped her as she ran into the street.
Bromen said when police arrived the girl was alert and conscious. She was taken to the hospital as a precaution, he said.
Police did not file charges against the driver of the truck.