Girl dragged over 1,000 feet after her backpack got stuck in the doors of a school bus – Crime Online
Surveillance footage has surfaced showing a 2015 incident on a Kentucky school bus that seriously injured a 6-year-old girl.
WAVE, which obtained the video, reported that the civil lawsuit over a lawsuit against Jefferson County public schools began on Tuesday. The school district is being sued for serious injuries Ally Rednour allegedly sustained when she was dragged by a school bus several blocks.
Surveillance footage inside the bus shows Rednour, who attended the traditional Wilkerson Elementary School, exiting the bus when driver Melinda Sanders closes the door. Sanders did not appear to notice that Rednour’s backpack was stuck in the double doors before she took off, resulting in the student at 1,147 feet.
The bus driver did not realize that Rednour was being dragged until a car honked at him to force him to stop. The 6-year-old is said to have undergone several surgeries for her injuries, including nerve damage and abrasions all over her body. WAVE reported that she was also suffering from PTSD as a result of the 2015 incident.
According to the media outlet, the school district ultimately fired the bus driver after an investigation determined that she had violated protocol by not watching Rednour get off the bus. Lawyers have charged Sanders with breaking 16 rules the day the elementary school student was seriously injured.
The video is expected to be shown during the civil trial. WAVE reported that a resident who was outside the school bus also filmed Rednour being dragged, but it is not clear whether these footage will be presented in court.
The bus driver was also listed as a defendant in the lawsuit, which was filed in 2018. The lawsuit seeks an undisclosed amount of damages.
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[Featured image: WAVE video screengrab]