VIDEO UPDATE: State’s Attorney Releases Statement on Case Where a 7-Year-Child was Struck by a Vehicle After Exiting School Bus

November 27, 2019

UPDATE 11/27/2019:  State’s Attorney for Charles County, Tony Covington released a video about the case where Skyla Shirriel, a 7-year-old, T.C. Martin Elementary School first-grader was hit by a vehicle as she exited her school bus in November of 2018.

Xiomara Yan Nativi Quintanilla, 35, of Accokeek, was sentenced to Probation Before Judgement and a fined in the case.

Covington called some of the news reports about the case to have been “woefully inaccurate”.

Covington calls for more serious penalties for drivers who fail to stop for school buses.

Below is the list that Covington makes reference to in the video.

Charles County Delegation:

Sen. Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. (D), Senate President, District 27
‪(410) 841-3700‬, ‪(301) 858-3700‬
email: [email protected]

Del. Elizabeth G. (Susie) Proctor (D), District 27A
‪(410) 841-3083‬, ‪(301) 858-3083‬
email: [email protected]

Sen. Arthur Ellis (D), District 28
‪(410) 841-3616‬, ‪(301) 858-3616‬
email: [email protected]

Del. Debra M. Davis (D), District 28
‪(410) 841-3337‬, ‪(301) 858-3337‬
email: [email protected]

Del. Edith J. Patterson (D), District 28
‪(410) 841-3247‬, ‪(301) 858-3247‬
email: [email protected]

Del. C. T. Wilson (D), District 28
‪(410) 841-3325‬, ‪(301) 858-3325‬
email: [email protected]

UPDATE 1/2/2019: Skyla Shirriel, the 7-year-old, T.C. Martin Elementary School first-grader who was hit by a vehicle as she exited her school bus in November, is making terrific progress.

She is able to walk with assistance and could read the names of her classmates on a gift she received from them.

UPDATE: On Tuesday, November 27 at 3:45 p.m., a Charles County Public School bus was stopped in the northbound lane of Oliver Shop Road near Trotter Road in Bryantown, discharging a 7-year-old female student.

According to witnesses, the bus had activated its flashing red lights and flashing stop sign. The girl safely crossed in front of the bus and was crossing the southbound lanes when she was struck by a Ford F-250 being operated by a 35-year-old woman. The driver of the truck remained on the scene and the child was flown to Children’s Hospital with critical injuries.

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Traffic Operations Unit responded and are investigating the crash.

Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

11/27/2018: On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at approximately 4:00 p.m., a 6-year-old child was struck by a vehicle after exiting a school bus on Oliver Shop Road, in Charles County.

The child was treated by Paramedics, and Maryland State Police, Trooper 2 helicopter was called to the scene.

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Traffic Operations Unit are on scene of this crash.

The Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying they have no further information at this time about the investigation.

Authorities in Charles County posted on Facebook that Oliver Shop Road is currently closed from Trotter Road to Edelen Drive until further advised.