Chisum ISD student recovering after being hit by vehicle

TOCO, Texas (KXII) -- A Chisum High School student is recovering in the hospital while the man accused of hitting her as she was exiting a school bus Thursday remains in jail.

Texas DPS troopers say 42-year-old Marlon Coleman was distracted and driving east on U.S. 82 near Toco when he drove around a stopped school bus and hit the 15-year-old girl.

She was flown to a Plano hospital with leg, ankle, and foot injuries.
Chisum ISD superintendent Tommy Chalaire says the girl underwent a three hour surgery earlier Friday.

"She's on her way to recovery; They're gonna keep her in the hospital at least for the weekend and re-evaluate her after the weekend," said Chalaire.

Coleman, whose driver's license is suspended, was arrested on warrants at the scene and charged with felony injury to a child.

Coleman is being held in the Lamar County Jail. His bond has not been set.