HOPKINS COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - HOPKINS COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - According to the Como-Pickton superintendent, a second grade boy was hit by a vehicle as he exited his school bus Friday afternoon.
DPS said the accident occurred around 3:20 Friday afternoon on Highway 11 east of Como-Pickton.
DPS confirmed the child was conscious and careflighted to an area hospital. The superintendent says he was flown to Dallas as a precaution.
Saturday, Troopers reported the boy had been released from the hospital later that night. An announcement was made during the Como-Pickton football game, Friday.
DPS released the following information:
Earlier this afternoon, 3:43 p.m., Troopers were notified of a school bus crash on Highway 11 East at CR 2331 in Hopkins County. Though ongoing at this time, preliminary reports indicate one injury to a seven-year-old child who had exited the bus and was standing on the shoulder of the road. The bus was unloading at the time of the incident with several vehicles stopped behind it. A pickup truck driven by a lone 16-year-old male driver, came upon the group of stopped vehicles and had to take evasive action to the right to avoid colliding with one of the stopped vehicles. The 16 year old drove the pickup on the shoulder of the road and struck the child who had just exited the bus. The child was airlifted to Children's Medical Center in Dallas. Extent of injuries is not known at this time, however EMS reports that the child was conscious at the scene. There were no other injuries reported and the school bus was not struck by the pickup. The bus involved in the incident was carrying student from Como-Pickens ISD.