A young boy was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle on Thursday afternoon in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Police confirm that the child, an 8-year-old boy, was hit on Cedar Street in the driveway of Schofield Elementary School. He was crossing with a caretaker when police say a driver circling in search of a parking spot struck him. The child attends Fiske Elementary, which is just up the road from Schofield.
Authorities said the child's injuries remain "significant" as of Friday afternoon.
A medical helicopter responded to the scene and the child is being transported to an area hospital.
The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene before also being taken to a hospital.
David Lussier, the superintendent of Wellesley Public Schools, issued a statement Thursday evening.
"I share the sad news that late this afternoon, one of our students was seriously hurt in an accident on the Schofield driveway," he wrote. "The child was transported immediately to the hospital. At this time, we have no additional details to share and we ask that you respect the privacy of all involved. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."