CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A local mother says she's thankful her son is alive after the 7-year-old boy was struck by a SUV while trying to catch the school bus in north Charlotte.
"At the end of the day my child is alive and that's all that matters. My child is alive so I am doing pretty good," Ivan's mother told FOX 46.
The mother of Ivan Beaty said her son remains in the hospital in critical condition after he was struck by an SUV Friday on David Cox Road.
"I knew it was my son, instantly, I just ran outside and ran across the street," his mother said.
Tiffany said her son, who is a first grader at Sugar Creek Charter School, was running a little behind during his morning routine Friday when he was struck.
"He was running down the sidewalk and normally his bus picks him up on the right side and then makes a left turn. Well, he saw the bus make a left turn and he decided to run across the street. The major injury was to the foot, you can see where the tire really got him. He also has a concussion and he has a small fracture to the back of his skull," she explained.
According to police, the bus was stopped and preparing to make a left turn when Ivan was hit and added that the reason the arm was not out was because the bus was no longer at the bus stop.
CMPD also said the driver remained at the scene and cooperated fully. Tiffany said she has no hard feelings towards the woman who hit her son and the focus now is just getting her son healed.
"No one is mad, no one is angry, we are all in good spirits. This is all about Ivan and all of us are just focused on getting him feeling better and back to his normal self," she said.