Boy jumps from school bus in Walton County, troopers say

Rescue crews respond to the scene along Georgia Highway 81 in Walton County after an 11-year-old boy jumps from a school bus on May 5, 2021. (Walton County Sheriff's Office)

A Walton County student is recovering after jumping out a school bus window and onto a passing pickup truck on Wednesday afternoon.

It happened along Georgia Highway 81 near Youth Monroe road around 2:30 p.m. The Georgia State Patrol said the bus was stopped in the turn lane when an 11-year-old boy jumped out of the right rear window of the bus and onto a passing pickup truck.

The child landed then landed on the highway, troopers said.

The boy was taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta by Walton EMS. Troopers said the boy did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.

The bus was not struck during the incident and the boy was the only one injured, troopers said.

The incident remains under investigation.

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