Man arrested in child hit-and-run

Jarod Joel Moon (photo source Jefferson County Sheriff's Department)
Jarod Joel Moon (photo source Jefferson County Sheriff's Department)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A Trafford man has been arrested and charged with the hit-and-run of a girl getting off of a school bus.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, in a statement Wednesday to FOX6 News, said Jarod Joel Moon, 20, of Trafford, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injury, reckless driving and illegally passing a school bus.

The incident happened around 3 p.m. Tuesday.  Investigators said the 7-year-old girl was getting off of her school bus when a vehicle driven by Moon hit her crossing the street on Warrior-Jasper Road at Sharit-Clayton Road. She was taken to Children's Hospital for treatment of what appeared to be a leg injury and other non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators said the driver fled the scene, but was followed by a Jefferson County Reserve Deputy who witnessed the incident. The reserve deputy followed Moon until a patrol deputy intercepted and stopped Moon on U.S. Highway 78 in Sumiton.

Moon was released Wednesday on $3,100 bond.