COLUMBIA, SC — A sixth-grader was hit by a car Tuesday while he was crossing the road at Two Notch Road and Germany Street, Columbia police said.
The boy, whose age wasn’t released, was taken to a hospital after the 4:07 p.m. incident and Tuesday night was listed in stable condition and responsive, police spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said.
The boy attends W.A. Perry Middle School, according to Richland 1 spokeswoman Karen York.
The accident occurred at a busy intersection near Midlands Shopping Center. The child was struck as he crossed the road by a car traveling south on Two Notch, Timmons said. It is not known yet whether the child was in the crosswalk when he was hit and whether he had a green light to walk.
The unidentified female driver of the car tried to avoid hitting the child and ended up on the side of the road in a ditch., Timmons said. “She was pretty shaken up,” he said.
The intersection is near Watkins-Nance Elementary School, the Challenger Learning Center and W.A. Perry Middle School.
Earlier this month, a 7-year-old first-grader at Watkins-Nance Elementary was struck and killed by a truck as school was dismissed, within a half-mile of Tuesday’s accident.
An investigation was continuing and no charges had been filed Tuesday night.