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UPDATE: According to the Olney Fire and Ambulance's Facebook Page, the child is still in the hospital getting treatment. She remains in critical condition and had a blood transfusion on Friday. On Saturday, part of her right lung collapsed. Doctors have been trying to re-inflate for the past two days.

They were able to take the pressure monitor out of her brain on Saturday in order to prepare for an MRI, which was necessary to see the extent of her brain damage. She had an MRI at 10:30 Sunday morning and her neurologist is expected to share more on Monday.

The victim is still being tested for pneumonia and is still on a ventilator and feeding tube. She continues to have elevated blood pressure and fluctuating O2 levels.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, investigators believe the driver was likely traveling at least 40 miles per hour.


WHITEFISH - A six-year-old student was hit by a vehicle after getting off a school bus Tuesday afternoon outside of Whitefish.

Police and Olney Bissell School District are investigating the incident that happened on Highway 93 west of Whitefish. 

According to the school district, the bus turned on the correct flashing lights and extended the stop sign before letting the student off. The vehicle did not break and hit the student. 

The student was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for injuries.     

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