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14-year-old injured by hit-and-run driver at school bus stop in Greenwood

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Posted at 8:31 AM, Dec 02, 2021

GREENWOOD — A 14-year-old boy was injured Thursday morning when he was struck by a driver who disregarded a school bus stop arm, police said.

A driver in a dark 4-door sedan struck the boy as he crossed the street just after 7 a.m. near East Main and Meridian streets in Greenwood, according to Greenwood Police Department Assistant Chief Matthew Fillenwarth.

Fillenwarth said the school bus was stopped in the westbound lane with the cross arm out. The motorist continued driving eastbound on Main Street at a high rate of speed after the crash.

Medics transported the boy, who was accompanied by his mother, to St. Francis South Hospital with a head injury in stable condition. Fillenwarth said he was conscious and talking.

Police asked people in the 50 block of East Main Street to check their surveillance video footage.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Greenwood Police Department at 317-882-9191. People can also anonymously make a report on the department's website.