By: AP
By: AP

TUSKEGEE, Alabama Authorities say a child has been struck by a school bus in Macon County.

Alabama State Troopers say a Macon County school bus was unloading students at a bus stop shortly after 3:30 p.m. Thursday when a 5-year-old boy was struck.

The boy was taken to Jackson Hospital in Montgomery with life-threatening injuries.

The accident happened on Macon County Road 13, about half-way
between Tuskegee and Shorter.

Macon County Superintendent Jacqueline Brooks said the school
system's buses are safe and the transportation program is in good

Macon County Schools were under a state investigation in 2010 that found more than half of its buses had mechanical problems. The
system met the state's deadline in October 2010 to bring the buses
up to standards.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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