Child taken to hospital after being hit by vehicle while trying to board bus

Child taken to hospital after being hit by vehicle while trying to board bus
A 7-year-old was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries after being hit by a vehicle as he prepared to board his school bus Monday morning. (Source: Pixabay)

NEW HANOVER, N.C. (WECT) - A 7-year-old was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries after being hit by a vehicle as he prepared to board his school bus Monday morning.

The incident happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Porters Neck Road.

According to Trooper J. Pierce with the State Highway Patrol, a school bus heading east had stopped at a bus stop near Brays Road, about 200 yards from the Porters Neck Road-Hwy. 17 intersection. Trooper Pierce said the bus had its red lights on and its stop arm extended.

As the 7-year-old boy attempted to cross the street to board the bus, he was struck by a westbound vehicle driven by Cheryl Feekes, Trooper Pierce said.

Feekes was cited for passing a stopped school bus.

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