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Limestone County child in coma after being hit by car after exiting bus

Ashleigh Jones (Source: Limestone County Schools) Ashleigh Jones (Source: Limestone County Schools)
A student was struck by a vehicle after exiting a school bus on Copeland Road in Limestone County. (Source: WAFF) A student was struck by a vehicle after exiting a school bus on Copeland Road in Limestone County. (Source: WAFF)
LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Limestone County Schools confirms that 8-year-old Ashleigh Jones is in critical condition after being struck by a car Tuesday afternoon.

Ashleigh, a second grader at Johnson Elementary School, was put into a medically induced coma in a Birmingham hospital after the accident.

Ashleigh was struck after exiting a school bus on Copeland Road Tuesday afternoon. She was airlifted to UAB Hospital. School officials say she is in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit.

Officials say Ashleigh and her brother had just been dropped off at home. After the bus began to leave, she crossed the road to get to their mailbox when she was struck.

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