Condition Of Mountain City TN Elementary Student Downgraded To Serious After Being Hit In School Pick Up Line

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A Mountain City, TN student that was hit in a school pick up line remains in the hospital, and her condition has been downgraded to serious.

On Monday afternoon, the 10-year-old was struck when 76-year-old Glen Hammons hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes in the vehicle he was driving, and crashed into the vehicle the girl was getting into, according to WJHL-TV. The accident occurred at Roan Creek Elementary School in Mountain City just after 3pm.

According to WCYB-TV, extra counselors were called in on Tuesday to talk with the children that witness the accident. Counselors will remain available on an as-need basis.

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