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7-year-old gets dragged by school bus

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Surveillance cameras captured the terrifying moments when a 7-year-old girl was dragged alongside a school bus. (CBS News) Surveillance cameras captured the terrifying moments when a 7-year-old girl was dragged alongside a school bus. (CBS News)
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Surveillance cameras captured the terrifying moments when a 7-year-old girl was dragged alongside a school bus.

The bus driver unknowingly drove away, while the girl's backpack got stuck in the door and she couldn't get free.

The girl was being dropped off at Brian Burlison's home.

He said her mother, who is also a school bus driver, picks up her 7-year-old daughter at his home once her shift is over.

However, last Friday an ambulance picked her up.

“She should have watched the girl walk up the driveway before she pulled off,” Burlison said.

He added that he said the girl get tangled in the bus door and immediately began running after it.

Children who had just gotten off another bus saw what happened.

“She was screaming and kicking and we were all afraid thinking ‘did that just really happen',” said Tyshon Smith.

It wasn't until a man driving a red vehicle, pictured in the video, jumped a curb and sped through a yard to get next to the bus and alert the driver.

“It is brave somebody would hop in their car and help a little kid,” Burlison said.

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