Edina High School student struck by hit-and-run driver as they got on school bus

The motorist fled the scene, with police now trying to find them.

3:30 P.M. UPDATE

Edina Public Schools sent a message to families saying the Edina High School student who was struck by a car while waiting for a bus Thursday morning is back home with "no major injuries," according to KARE 11. 

Original story

An Edina High School student has been injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while boarding a school bus Thursday morning.

The City of Edina said the crash happened on France Avenue and Halifax Avenue South, with the school bus having its stop arm out and lights flashing as the student boarded.

A driver allegedly then drove on the bike lane to the right of the bus, hitting the female student as she got on.

It's not certain at this stage how serious her injuries are.

At this time no arrests have been made, with police now hunting the motorist involved. The City of Edina has released an image of the vehicle suspected of being involved.

The bus was heading to Edina High School at the time, with a replacement bus having to be sent to take the rest of the students.

Edina Public Schools has said that counseling and support is being offered to the other students on the bus at the time, and students were asked to call their parents when they got to school.

A statement sent to parents and students added: "The wellbeing of our students is always a focus, and especially on a day like today. Students on other buses at that time may have heard about the accident on the two-way radio. Be aware that your students may wish to process their thoughts and feelings with you at home. Let us know if we can help."

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