Driver facing charges after hitting mother, child in Chester County

- A mother and her child were transported to the hospital after they were struck by a car, according to Chester County dispatch. 

The call for the accident came in at 1:43 p.m. Thursday, April 7. It happened at along the 600 block of Pinckney Street, near the train trestle bridge.

Chester County Emergency Management said a Head Start bus was dropping a child off on Pinckney Street. They said when Ashley Caldwell,21, and her 3-year-old were walking back across the street, an oncoming car hit them. 

There were 16 children on the bus at the time of the accident.

Caldwell and her child were airlifted to CMC-Main, officials said. 

The driver of the oncoming car, Danny Drover, is facing charges.

Highway Patrol is handling the investigation. 

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