An 11-year-old boy who started across a street Tuesday morning to catch his school bus before it had stopped was hit by a car and suffered a leg injury, police said.
Because the bus had not come to a stop, its signals to drivers to stop had not been deployed, police said. The boy ran into the car’s path, they said.
The accident happened about 7:20 a.m. at a bus stop in the 1300 block of New Castle Road, near Stadium Drive, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.
The bus was on its way to Holt Elementary Language Academy, one of the county’s magnet schools, the school district reported.
The boy’s injury was not life-threatening police said.
The car’s driver stopped, officials said. Michael said the car’s speed did not appear to be a factor, but the accident was still under investigation later in the morning.