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Family: Child's foot amputated after being hit by bus

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson police say 4-year-old, Nadya Slocum,  a Walton Elementary School Pre-K student was hit by a school bus Friday afternoon in north Jackson.

It happened in the 3300 block of Redmond Avenue about 2:30 p.m.

The victim's grandmother tells us the girl's left foot was amputated. The child was in surgery Friday evening at a Jackson hospital.

Jackson police say the child had gotten off a school bus when she was hit by another bus.

One resident at the scene tell us one of the buses was stopped in the roadway.

"The child got off the bus, off the smaller bus, but the bus driver didn't let out the stop sign to let the other bus driver know to not go around when the child got off the bus. The other bus driver hit the child," said witness Amanda Davis.

"We're interviewing the bus driver, as well as the witnesses at large. The peoples that's standing around and live in this neighborhood. Trying to find exactly what happened," said JPS Executive Director of Transportation Richard Williams.

JPS says the drivers of the buses have clean driving records.

Jackson police say there have been no complaints of reckless driving by bus drivers in the area, despite what some residents told us on the scene.

There were about 45 children combined on the buses.

It's unclear what school the students from the other JPS bus attended.

State law does require a school bus to display a stop sign when students are unloading.

JPD says no tickets have been issued and no one has been arrested, but the incident remains under investigation.

Check back for updates on this developing story and tune into the WLBT 6 PM Report and Fox 40 News at 9 for the latest.

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