NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 12-year-old girl was injured in Nashville after she was hit by a car while crossing the street to school.
The incident happened before 7 a.m. Wednesday near Haynes Middle School.
Officers on scene said the child was not in the crosswalk at the time of the crash. The speed limit at the time was 40 mph.
UPDATE after a child was hit while crossing the street to get to Haynes Middle School on W Trinity Ln: she's going to be okay. Police say she was dropped off on the wrong side of the street and the driver who hit her is not at fault @NC5_Blayke on scene pic.twitter.com/jQCyAfpym6— Rebecca Schleicher (@NC5_RSchleicher) January 16, 2019
The person who dropped her off reportedly stopped on the opposite side of the street and let her out before the crossing guard got there. Officials said it's important to drop your children off on the same side of the street as the school, especially if there's no crossing guard.
The girl suffered a broken leg but is expected to be OK.
The driver remained on scene and won’t face any charges.