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Girl, 11, struck by truck while running from dog at Knoxville bus stop

Don Jacobs, Knoxville News-Sentinel • May 16, 2014 at 12:08 PM

KNOXVILLE — An elementary school girl going to her bus stop Friday morning ran into the street while being chased by a snarling dog and was struck by a truck.

The girl, described by other students as an 11-year-old West View Elementary School student, was rushed to the University of Tennessee Medical Center after the 7:16 a.m. incident.

The girl’s name and condition were not immediately available.

“She was scared because a dog was chasing her,” said one Northwest Middle School student awaiting a bus at the corner of Keith Avenue and Giffin Street. “It was barking at her.”

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