KENNEBUNK — A 5-year-old Kennebunk girl was taken to Maine Medical Center this morning after being hit by a car as she was trying to get on a school bus.

The crash happened on Sea Road as the No. 2 bus stopped in the westbound lane at about 8 a.m. and waited for the girl to cross the road. Eastbound traffic was blinded by the glare of the sun and could not see the bus or the girl, witnesses told police.

The speed limit in that area is 35 mph and the car was traveling at about that speed as it approached the bus, but apparently slowed quickly just before hitting the girl, said Lt. Dan Jones, of the Kennebunk police.

“The girl was conscious, breathing and crying,” Jones said, and her injuries do not appear life-threatening. He said he did not have the name of the girl.

The driver, Gregory Peck, 24, of Kennebunk, has not been charged.

School officials are making counseling available to the Kennebunk Elementary School and Sea Road School students who were on the bus and may have witnessed the crash.


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