NEW CASTLE (KDKA) — An out of control vehicle struck a 6-year-old boy and another person waiting at a school bus stop in Lawrence County this morning.
The accident happened just after 11 a.m. in the city of New Castle at the intersection of South Mill and Phillips Streets.
According to authorities, the child and an unidentified female were on a sidewalk waiting for the school bus when a vehicle apparently jumped the curb and hit them.
The two were waiting on the sidewalk for the school bus when the incident happened.
Authorities have identified the driver of the vehicle as 48-year-old Samuel Abraham of Neshannock Township.
The little boy was knocked unconscious; but medics were able to get him to respond to them in the ambulance. Officials say they believe he is in critical condition.
The 53-year-old female was taken to the hospital; but she was not as seriously injured as the child. She was treated and released.
The driver of the vehicle was also taken to the hospital to undergo a blood-alcohol test. Authorities are still awaiting those results.