May Update: Ashleigh Jones remains in Children’s Hospital at UAB; however, her condition is marginally improved. She has been removed from the ICU to a step-down room where she can receive therapy. Authorities in Limestone County have stated the drive of the vehicle which struck Ashleigh will not be charges. There is a fund set up for Ashleigh and her family at the Redstone Federal Credit Union; those wishing to make a contribution may do so at any branch.
Update from April: The condition of Ashleigh (corrected spelling) Jones remains unchanged. She is suffering from a fractured skull and hemorrhaging of the brain and lungs. Physicians are currently keeping Ashleigh in a medically induced coma.
Limestone County authorities say a second-grader at Johnson Elementary School was struck by a vehicle Tuesday afternoon shortly after she exited a school bus. Reports indicate that Ashley Jones disembarked the bus around 3:15 and walked into her front yard in the 27000 block of Copeland Road; she then ran behind the bus into the street where she was struck and critically injured.
Jones’ brother later said the girl was attempting to retrieve mail from the family box located across the street from their home. The eight year old East Limestone girl was transported to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham where she’s in dire condition. No charges are expected to be filed against the driver of the vehicle that struck Jones.
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