Child exiting school bus hit by car in Polk County

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A child was hit by a car Wednesday afternoon while exiting a school bus in Haines City, according to the Haines City Fire Department.

The crash happened at about 4:15 p.m. at the intersection of Chanler Drive and Highway 17/92, officials said.

Map shows approximate location

A caller reported that a child getting off the bus was hit by a car, according to officials. Emergency personnel didn’t find any major injuries.

The child was taken to a hospital as a precaution, and the driver of the vehicle is being evaluated, officials said.

Video from Eagle 8 HD shows two school busses stopped on the side of the road.

Fire officials asked drivers to avoid the area due to delays.

No other details were immediately available.

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