GRAHAM, N.C. — Police said an 8-year-old boy escaped serious injury when he was struck by a car on Wednesday as he was crossing a road to his school bus, the Times-News reports.
The bus the student was approaching was stopped with its stop arm extended and its flashing lights activated. Officers said that 26-year-old Crystal Lashawn Clay tried to stop her vehicle just prior to the accident, locking the brakes before striking the child.
Responding officers said the boy was thrown over the car’s hood, roof and trunk, then jumped up and began talking almost immediately. Capt. Steve McGilvray told the news source that the boy “didn’t seem hurt at all.” Clay was charged with passing a stopped school bus and careless and reckless driving.
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