MORENO VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — 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.