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Last updated on Thursday, August 8, 2013
(JOHNSON COUNTY) - A nine-year-old Johnson County girl is in good condition following a freak accident that happened while she was sitting in the driveway of her home, waiting for the school bus.
Emily Schoenberg was hit by a car in the 2000 block of Whiteland Road. She was taken to Riley Hospital for Children.
WTHI reports that Schoenberg was sitting in the driveway reading and waiting for the school bus, when a black car pulled in and stuck her on the driver's side and then, according to the police report, ran over her with both tires.
It happened just east of town on Whiteland Road (CR 500 North). The car that accidentally struck the child was actually just out on a test run after being serviced. All of this happened while her mother was watching from the front window.
The folks inside the auto repair shop where the car was serviced declined to speak about what happened, but were emotionally and visually upset about what transpired. In fact, one person inside went so far as to say the hand of God was with that little girl and he hoped she would be fine.
Schoenberg is a fourth grader at Whiteland Elementary.
The Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation issued a brief statement, saying "parents have reported the student is doing well. The thoughts and prayers of our school community are with the student and her family."
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