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MORENO VALLEY ( — A 5-year-old girl is fighting for her life after she was struck by a bus that rolled backward at a Moreno Valley school Monday.

The driverless bus rolled down a hill and hit the kindergartener after school was let out for the day at Box Springs Elementary.

Principal Sam Stager and a teacher witnessed the girl being pinned against a guardrail, raced over to her and immediately started to administer CPR.

“I was doing mouth-to-mouth and the teacher was doing chest compressions,” said Stager.

The victim was taken to Riverside County Regional Medical Center.

A person close to the investigation told KCAL9’s Greg Mills that the girl isn’t doing well after she suffered a broken pelvis, a broken leg and a lacerated liver. Her spleen was also removed.

Judy White, the superintendent of the Moreno Valley Unified School District, said the bus driver was experienced and was trying to help a special education student when the bus started rolling.

“It’s the special education bus. There was a lift involved. She was assisting with the lift. She was doing her job,” said White.


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