Multiple fundraisers are taking place to support the recovery for 6-year-old Jordana Hubble following an accident last week.
Hubble, a student at Olney-Bissell School, was exiting a school bus on U.S. 93 just west of Whitefish on Nov. 12 when she was struck by an oncoming vehicle that failed to stop, even though the proper bus lights and stop signs were fully activated.
She is undergoing treatment for a traumatic brain injury and is currently in critical condition at Montana Children’s Hospital in Kalispell.
The Flathead Sheriff’s Department and Kalispell Police Department will be conducting a joint enforcement effort targeting school buses in the next few weeks.
Montana law requires vehicles stop for school buses on undivided highways in both directions.
The community is quickly coming together to support Hubble and her family.
Whitefish Fire Department and Olney Fire and Ambulance will host a “Fill The Boot” fundraising drive for the next two weeks. Olney Fire is placing boots to fill with donations at the Olney Store and the Stillwater Bar, and Whitefish Fire will have a boot at its station at 275 Flathead Ave.
“Your donation will greatly help with medical bills, household bills, food and so forth, enabling her family to stay by her side as she recovers from the traumatic brain injury she suffered in the accident,” Olney Fire wrote in a Facebook post. “Our community always comes together for those going through trying times.”
Visit the Facebook page for Olney Fire & Ambulance or Whitefish Fire Department for more information on the “Fill The Boot” drive.