Elementary Student Hit by SUV While Trying to Board School Bus in Maine

The driver of the SUV was a high school student, who said she didn't see the boy crossing the road, nor the stop sign on the bus, authorities said

A 10-year-old boy was hit by an SUV while trying to get on a school bus on Wednesday morning in Maine, according to officials in South Portland.

The incident happened shortly after 8 a.m. on Evans Street, near the intersection with Hill Street, according to a news release from the city. The child was hit by an SUV that was being driven by a female student of South Portland High School, the release said.

Emergency crews responded and gave care to the boy who was hurt, before taking him to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the SUV is being charged with passing a stopped school bus with flashing lights, a class E offense, authorities said, adding that the driver said she didn't see the boy, nor the flashing school bus stop sign.

Authorities in the southern Maine city urged drivers to use caution around school buses.

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