DALLAS — Authorities are investigating after a child was hit by a car Monday morning in the Lake Highlands neighborhood of Dallas.
The 7-year-old child was struck by a vehicle in the 9300 block of Skillman Street near Leisure Drive as he attempted to cross the street with several other children, officials say. They made it to a median as they attempted to cross Skillman Street to get to their bus stop. The child stepped off the median and darted into the street, which is when the vehicle struck the young student.
The 7-year-old boy, a student at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, was hit by a black Mercedes-Benz. His 11-year-old sister was with him when it happened.
The child was transported by CareFlite in critical condition to a local hospital.
In far North Dallas, Skillman Street near Adleta is a well-traveled and busy road. It’s also a road surrounded by apartment buildings and homes, where many families live.
The driver involved in the accident is a 28-year-old teacher who police believe was traveling under the speed limit at the time the child was hit, said Thomas Costley, a spokesman with Dallas police. She will not be charged.
“It was a horrible accident,” said Sergeant Warren Mitchell, “It was just an accident.”
Mitchell said the driver of the vehicle stopped and waited with the boy until the ambulance arrived.
Authorities haven't released the identity of the child and it's unclear what school the student attends.
No other information is available at this time, check back for updates on this developing story.