Girl, 11, hit after getting off school bus in Minneapolis undergoes multiple brain surgeries

She was hit by a driver suspected of being under the influence of alcohol.
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An 11-year-old girl was was struck by vehicle after getting off a school bus has undergone two brain surgeries since the Friday, May 3 incident. 

The update was provided on a GoFundMe campaign that was designed to help the girl's family pay for growing medical expenses. 

Shianne Dean, 11, and her 9-year-old sister got off a school bus at North 23rd and Penn avenues in north Minneapolis around 4:50 p.m. when Shianne was struck by a car as she tried to cross the road. 

The 60-year-old driver that hit her told police that the stop arm on the bus wasn't extended. Police suspected the driver to have been under the influence of alcohol, so he was arrested on suspicion of criminal vehicular operation. 

Immediately after the collision, witnesses rushed to Dean's aid and performed CPR until paramedics arrived. 

"Shianne, who is in the 5th grade, was so excited to go home on Friday to share the news with her mother that she passed her MCA test," the GoFundMe story explains. "Shianne unfortunately never made it home."

The online fundraiser notes that, as of May 6, Dean was in a coma following multiple brain surgeries. Her current condition is unknown. 

Not only will donations to the GoFundMe help pay for medical costs, funds will also be used to "support emotional therapy sessions" for Dean's younger sister, "who witnessed this traumatizing accident." 

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