Teen hit by car while boarding school bus in Lacey

A 13-year-old girl suffered a broken leg and non-life threatening head injuries after being hit by a car on the Yelm Highway, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

Lt. Cliff Ziesemer said the girl was hit by a car as she crossed the street to board a Yelm School District bus just after 6 a.m. She had missed the bus, and the driver turned around to pick her up.

The girl ran across the street to board the bus, and was hit by a car.

The driver of the car was not at fault, Ziesemer said. The car was traveling at about 35 miles per hour, slower than the posted speed limit. The bus driver had activated the flashing amber lights, but hadn’t activated the stop sign or lights when the car drove past.

“It was dark, it was raining,” Ziesemer said. “It looks like this was just an accident.”

Amelia Dickson: 360-754-5445, @Amelia_Oly