Mom Searching For Driver in Hit and Run at School Bus Stop

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Central Arkansas mom is frustrated after another driver hit her car then sped off all in front of kids heading to school.

The crash happened Friday as Candy Johnson was driving down Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock, on her way to drop her son off. Johnson says she stopped for a school bus making a pick up near Davis Road, but the driver behind her didn’t stop soon enough. 

“The school bus was there with the lights on and you could see the kids crossing the street, so I stop. The next thing I know I hear errrrr bam,” Johnson recalled. “I could have been injured, my son could have been injured, those kids could have been injured.”

Signs along the road alert drivers of the bus stop, but after the crash there was no sign of the driver who hit Johnson. 

“I thought we’ll just get out of the way and he’s going to be respectful enough to come follow me and we’ll discuss what happened or whatever, and he took off,” she said. “I’m a nice person you could have stopped we could have worked things out.”

Johnson says she’s grateful the damage was minimal, with her bumper taking the brunt of the impact. 

“If he would’ve swerved to not hit me, he would’ve hit the kids,” she added.

There may be one witness, Johnson says she noticed a mom waiting for her kids to get on the bus, but when she tried to approach the woman she drove off.

Johnson filed a report with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.

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