11-year-old hit by car in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. – An eleven year old girl was sideswiped by a car Friday morning as she crossed Phillips Avenue to get to her bus stop.

Gaisha Ross said she was almost to the other side of the street when the car’s passenger side mirror hit her arm.

“I looked both ways and there was no cars — so when I crossed the street and I didn’t see no cars coming… I tried to back up away from it, because I was close enough to the sidewalk and then it hit me,” Ross said.

Doctors put Ross’ arm in a sling. They told her she has a contusion.

Her father, and other parents in the neighborhood want Guilford County Schools to make some changes with that bus stop.

“It’s too much traffic on this street for them kids to be crossing the street at that time of morning,” Shelia Donnell said.

Greensboro police will not cite the 16-year-old driver because there was no malice and Ross was not quite on the curb when the accident happened. The driver stopped to help Ross afterwards.

Guilford County Schools’ Transportation request form: http://schoolcenter.gcsnc.com/education/school/school.php?sectiondetailid=266920&

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