Last Updated on August 24, 2016 6:32 pm
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.