Girl Hurt After Being Hit by Bus

By Meredith Hoffman on March 26, 2012 10:48am 

A young woman was hit by a bus on Lorimer Street near Marcy Avenue on March 26, 2012.
A young woman was hit by a bus on Lorimer Street near Marcy Avenue on March 26, 2012.
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BROOKLYN — A child was hit by a bus in Williamsburg and suffered injuries to her arm, officials said Monday.

The girl, who appeared to be between 10 and 12 years old, was conscious and not thought to be seriously hurt, sources said.

A B48 bus traveling north on Lorimer Street toward Marcy Avenue about 9:47 a.m. hit the girl after she shot out into the street from between two parked cars, sources said. 

Neighbors said the street tends to be congested.

"There's a humongous amount of traffic both ways. It's unreal why they aren't changing the street to one way," said Leah, a mother of five who declined to give her last name.

Leah added that mothers in the community are concerned with their children's safety because of the number of buses and trucks running along the street.

"This is the most heavily populated block with families with small children," she said. "We pray to God each day over this...each day going by peacefully is a miracle."

The girl was taken to Bellevue Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to the MTA.

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