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Harrison County girl hit by truck’s mirror after missing her bus

An 11-year-old Harrison County school girl was clipped by the mirror of a vehicle Tuesday morning after she missed her school bus and tried to catch up to it.
An 11-year-old Harrison County school girl was clipped by the mirror of a vehicle Tuesday morning after she missed her school bus and tried to catch up to it. ttisbell@sunherald.com File

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.

Justin Vicory: 228-896-2326, @justinvicory

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