GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) The driver who allegedly hit a child in Gwinnett County has been charged. 

The crash happened outside of The Pointe at Norcross Apartments on the 3600 block of Park Colony Drive on Tuesday.

Police said the 12 year-old boy was in the cross walk when he was struck. He was taken to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

Police said the driver, Mercedes Hunt of Alpharetta, stayed on the scene after the child was hit. 

"He said the child who was crossing the street pushed the button and the lady don't stop, she keep going," one witness said through a translator.

"This time of year, we have a lot of children going back to school," Cpl. Michele Pihera said. "It's important for all drivers be aware of their surroundings."

Hunt is charged with failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

WATCH: Gwinnett County Police press conference on crash

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