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Kent school bus driver still recovering from injuries
Lynn Hagan, the Kent school bus driver who was hit by a bus earlier this month, remains in critical but stable condition Tuesday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
A school bus driven by Marnie Harstad struck Hagan as the she crossed the parking lot at the Kent School District's bus depot at 6:40 a.m. on Oct. 14.
Hagan's injuries will require several surgeries to recover from, sources say, but her family remains supportive of her efforts.
The Kent School District has not yet released an official statement on the incident, but district spokesman Chris Loftis says that everyone is hoping for a quick recovery.
"Everyone in the school district is hoping for a swift and full recovery," Loftis said. "This was a serious accident and has reminded us all of how quickly lives of service can be so quickly unsettled by tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Lynne and her family."
Harstad, who has worked for the district for six years, has been placed on paid administrative leave.
Per district protocol, a drug and alcohol test was conducted but there is "no indication that this is anything other than an accident at this point," Loftis said. "Our hopes and prayers are with Lynn at the hospital."