JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A child was hit by a truck in Clay County while trying to cross the road. They were rushed to the hospital as a trauma alert, according to Jacksonville Fire and Rescue.
A red pickup truck, driven by an 80-year-old man, was heading westbound on CR-218 near a school bus that was approaching an intersection at Melanie Lane, says the Florida Highway Patrol.
The bus activated the cautionary lights to warn other drivers that it would be stopping while the pickup began to slow down, troopers say.
A 14-year-old student walked into the path of the truck without looking, according to the FHP crash report. The front of the truck hit the child. They were not hit by the school bus.
The student was rushed to the hospital with serious but stable injuries, the report said.
FHP is investigating the crash.