MOORESVILLE, Ind. — A girl is serious at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis with injuries to her hip and pelvis after being hit by a car while crossing the street to get to her school bus on Tuesday.
Michael Simpson, 35, is said to have ignored the flashing lights and stop arm of the bus the 15-year-old girl was heading for and slammed into her at a fair amount of speed.
“She had multiple contusions and abrasions and some head trauma. She was transported to Riley (Hospital for Children in Indianapolis). Initially, she was in a stable but serious condition,” Mooresville police chief Kerry Buckner said.
“They did a portable breath test (of Simpson), and he tested 0.12, which is fairly high. (A rate of) 0.08 is the limit here in Indiana. He also had some paraphernalia indicating he may have been smoking marijuana.”
Simpson has been charged with DWI, according to court records.
“The prosecutor in Morgan County is a fairly aggressive prosecutor and he has pretty much a zero tolerance on operating while intoxicated, especially when you are running over kids trying to get on the school bus,” Buckner said.