SPRINGFIELD TWP., Pa. - Police say a 7-year-old girl was struck by a car after she got off the school bus Wednesday afternoon in Springfield Township.
It happened on the 400 block of E. Woodland Avenue around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Jayzlin Yeboah was taken to Crozer Medical Center and admitted in critical condition after medical responders administered first aid at the scene. Yeboah's mother, Afia Johnson, says the girl is currently stable at CHOP but has not woken up since the accident happened.
The driver stayed on the scene and is cooperating with investigators. No word on charges at this time.
Johnson says doctors are keeping Yeboah heavily sedated as they try to determine the extent of their injuries.
“It’s a blow to all of us but we thank our friends, family our church family. We thank them for so much. They’ve been of immense support to us. They’re praying for us and we know God is going to do it," Johnson said.
The Springfield School District released the following statement:
"We are all saddened by this week’s events, and, as a school community, continue to be supportive of all involved. At this time, we are not permitted to relinquish any other details due to the ongoing investigation. We would like to emphasize the need of motorists to adhere to all safety protocols regarding student arrivals and dismissals. Please be mindful and vigilant when it comes to following appropriate practices with crossing guards, bus stops, speed limits, bicycle riders, school zones, pedestrians, etc. Whether in our communities or outside of them, the safety of children must be paramount, as we are all in this together.
Note: This artitcle has been updated to reflect additional information obtained from Springfield Township police.