KEARNEY, Mo. — The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after an Excelsior Springs elementary school student was injured in a hit-and-run incident after getting off a school bus Thursday.
The incident was reported just after 4:20 p.m. at 92 Highway and Cameron Road, just east of Kearney.
The sheriff’s office tells FOX4 the 7-year-old child was not seriously injured. The Excelsior Springs School District said the student was taken to the hospital for a full check-up.
The suspect vehicle is described as a Chevy S-10 that left the scene north on 69 Highway from 92 Highway.
Witnesses reported it had either the rear bumper or undercarriage hanging down.
Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching the area.
This is the second time in just two days that a child was struck by a vehicle in the Kansas City area after getting off a school bus and the driver of that vehicle left the scene.
The first incident happened Wednesday afternoon in Independence when an elementary student exited a Fort Osage school bus near the Hawthorne Place Apartments. The student was reported to have minor injuries.
The suspect vehicle in that incident is described as a black 4-door car.
Both incidents remain under investigation at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (816) 407-3700.
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