A little girl who was being dropped off at school Monday morning was hit by a truck. It serves as a warning to all drivers that we need to be constantly aware of the possibility of kids darting in and out of traffic during school hours.

KTSM spoke to a witness who said the 7-year-old student was being dropped off in the middle of the street in front of Alta Vista Elementary School in the 1000 block of Grama in central El Paso when she was hit by a truck going in reverse. The witness said, "That is an entrance and an exit and the girl was dropped off in the middle of the street."

Officials with the El Paso Independent School District said there are no designated drop off zones at Alta Vista, but there are areas where students can be dropped off and be walked across the street by cross guards.

Thankfully, the little girl was not seriously injured. She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

This incident shows how important it is to be aware of what is going on around you in school zones. Everyone is rushed and busy, and there are times you're running late and can't get off and take your kids into their school. The thing to remember is everyone else is just as rushed, and in the blink of an eye, your child could be injured, or you could injure a child. Please be careful and take that extra minute or two to make sure your kids are safely in their school, or slow down if you are driving near a school. Our kids are worth the extra time it takes.