By Arielle Lipan, WVUA 23 Staff

Caroline Scholz, 10, is recovering in Birmingham after she was struck by a car Oct. 1.

Caroline and her brother, 6, were at their bus stop when she saw a car coming and pushed her brother out of the way.

Caroline said her backpack caught on the car and dragged her, which broke her pelvis and lacerated her right thigh.

She’s currently in physical therapy after surgery on her hip and leg.

Doris Daniel, a neighbor, said she thinks Caroline is going to be fine.

“She’s up here all the time playing,” she said. “She’s very strong, a strong little girl. I think it didn’t bother her at all, it bothers everybody else not her.”

The woman who hit Caroline is cooperating with authorities and will not be charged.

To help pay for bills, the family has set up a GoFundMe account, which has raised $2,400 in five days.

“We THANK YOU so much for your donation and showing the LOVE! It means so much!! … Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she continues in her recovery!” the family said on the account.

People can continue to donate to the account at https://www.gofundme.com/7v5h4tpg.

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