Child hit by car near bus stop in Dunbar

Child hit by car near bus stop in Dunbar
Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 9:38 AM EDT
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UPDATE 9/20/22 @ 8:55 p.m.

DUNBAR, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Police say a child has serious injuries after being hit by a car Tuesday morning.

Dunbar Police Capt. Matt Arthur said a mother, her child and 3-year-old son were walking to the bus stop when her youngest was struck by the car.

“One of those things that breaks your heart when you have to respond to it,” Arthur said.

The three were walking along the 400 block of 16th Street when the 3-year-old ran into the road.

“Around 7 this morning, a three-year-old child was able to get away from her mother, ran out into the roadway and was struck by an oncoming vehicle,” Arthur said.

Police said the woman driving the car saw the child and tried to swerve out of the way.

“The driver did stop. She is being very cooperative with everything,” Arthur said. “I believe she may have been one of the callers to 911.”

Arthur said the driver was not speeding when the child was struck.

The area is heavily traveled in the morning when police say parents walk along the streets to get their children to school.

“Always be more vigilant when you are driving, especially that time in the morning,” Arthur said. “Beginning of the school year, those extra pedestrians are going to be out on the roadway and on the streets, and it is just something to be more mindful of.”

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

ORIGINAL STORY 9/20/22

DUNBAR, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A child was hit by a car Tuesday morning in Dunbar, 911 dispatchers tell WSAZ.com

The accident happened just after 7 a.m. along 16th Street.

Dispatchers say someone drove the child to the hospital.

Further information has not been released.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.