Young girl hit by school bus in Surrey

Five-year-old's injuries are serious, but not considered life threatening.

A five-year-old girl is in hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a private school bus in Guildford this week.

On Thursday afternoon at about 4:45 p.m. a girl, in the company of a friend and caregiver, was using a crosswalk at 105 Avenue, when a northbound school bus struck her.

The girl was evacuated by air ambulance to hospital. Her injuries are considered serious, but not life threatening.

Weather conditions and driver inattention are being looked at as possible contributing factors.

Surrey RCMP Traffic Services is investigating.

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