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.
Accident Update: The child pressed the button for the crosswalk and proceeded across the street. He was struck by a black Kia Sedona. pic.twitter.com/27vcKc8uBr— Gwinnett County Police (@GwinnettPd) August 13, 2019
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.
Accident Update: The 12 year old boy was carrying his backpack at the time of the impact. He was transported to a local hospital. pic.twitter.com/N0vRcb1q1y— Gwinnett County Police (@GwinnettPd) August 13, 2019
"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.