Driver nearly hits child getting off bus

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URBANDALE, Iowa (KCCI) -- A car was just inches away from hitting an Urbandale middle school student as she got off her bus.

The school bus camera caught the driver blowing past the bus Tuesday just as the young girl was crossing the street.

District officials say the driver of the car either ignored or didn't see the extended stop arm and flashing lights. They say this happens far too often.

"When it continues to happen and people continue to ignore the multiple lights and the stop arms...its a call we all need to wake up and pay attention," Laura Sprauge with the Johnston School District said.

Urbandale police are investigating the case. They say the driver could face a misdemeanor charge.