First grader hit while approach school bus

June 3, 2008 11:20:35 AM PDT
A Rocky Mount girl is in serious condition after being hit by a pickup truck while crossing the road to her bus. It happened Tuesday around 7:20 a.m. on Swift Creek School Road.

Highway Patrol investigators say the school bus was coming to a stop when the girl walked out in front of oncoming traffic. According to investigators, the stop arm of the school bus was not extended when she was hit by the pickup truck. School bus drivers tell students the stop arm is one of the signs to wait for before approaching the bus.

The driver of the truck, Henry Ricks, will not be charged.