Child Hit by Car While Trying to Catch Bus in Charlotte, North Carolina
CHARLOTTE, NC. – According to an online news report posted at wcnc.com, a child was hit by a car while trying to catch a school bus in Charlotte, North Carolina. The child was seriously injured in the accident, according to the report. Police officers are still investigating the matter and have not identified anyone involved.*
The accident occurred in the morning on David Cox Road in Charlotte. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and WCNC report that a child was approaching a bus stop on foot on David Cox Road near the crossing with Newfane Road and started running to try to catch the bus as it left.
As the child was running after the bus, a car traveling in the area struck him. It is not completely clear how the crash happened or where the child was when the accident occurred. The make and model of the vehicle were not reported, and the child was only identified as a boy. His age and school were not released. No school statements were reported in the article from WCNC.
WCNC reports that the boy was seriously injured due to the accident, and emergency crews took him to a nearby hospital for treatment. WCNC further reports that police officers said the boy’s current condition was stable. He was reportedly awake and alert at the hospital and was expected to survive.
The driver of the car stayed at the scene after the collision and has been cooperating with the investigation, according to WCMC and police. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is still investigating.
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