Colorado Springs teen recovering after being hit by city bus
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Three days after her grandson was hit by a city bus, Linda Vanderplume says she is thankful he is alive.
“The road could’ve ended for him on Tuesday night about 5:30 or 6 o’clock at night. The road could’ve ended for him but it didn’t.”
Her 13 year old grandson Landon is recovering from a broken pelvis, broken leg, broken arm, and broken eye socket at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora.
“He’s very active. He’s also special-needs but there was never anything wrong with him physically believe me, he could run fast, very strong, he could help carry groceries in, and now he’s in a hospital bed.”
She says the outpouring of support from the community has been tremendous.
“I don’t think somebody realizes how much people care. We think this is such a cruel mean world and nobody cares, but when a tragedy like this happens you realize.”
A GoFundMe has been set up for Landon’s recovery it can be found here.
Police say the child was not in a crosswalk and that the bus driver won’t be charged.
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