CMS: Second-grader struck by car in southeast Charlotte



CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A second-grader is recovering after a car hit him while he was trying to get on a school bus in southeast Charlotte Friday morning.

Police said the boy was at a bus stop on Idlewild Road, near Little Moser Lane.

Neighbors told Channel 9 there are a large number of students who use the bus stop and what makes it so concerning is they have to cross a very busy road to get on the bus.

Police said the boy is a student at Piney Grove Elementary and was crossing to catch his bus when a driver heading in the opposite direction hit him.

Witnesses told Channel 9 that the boy was unconscious and bleeding from the nose and mouth.

“I thought the child fell in the road because you could see him sprawled in front of the black car and then I realized he wasn’t getting up,” said Lorie Hyman.

An ambulance took him to Carolinas Medical Center but Medic said it was for precautionary measures and he wasn't seriously injured, according to MEDIC.

Witnesses said the buses lights were on, as well as the flashing stop sign, but told Channel 9 that the bus stop needs to be changed.

“That's not a good place. Needs to go down into the cul-de-sac and keep those kids as far away from Idlewild as possible,” said Debbie Swayney.

Police said the driver of the car will not be cited, as witnesses confirmed the boy ran into oncoming traffic.

CMS told Channel 9 officials would review the location of the bus stop but added it is one of many where students have to cross the road, which is why bus drivers use lights and a stop arm to warn drivers.

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