Police: Boy struck by vehicle while trying to catch school bus in north Charlotte

A child is expected to be okay after police say he was hit by a car in north Charlotte Friday morning.

Just after 6:30 a.m., a 6-year-old was running after his bus when he was struck by an SUV. 

“The child was transported and we are hoping that his injuries are minor and that he will have a very quick recovery,” a police official told FOX 46. 

They said he was "awake and alert" following the incident. 

It's unclear which school the child was headed to because CMS says the bus did not belong to them.

According to police, the bus was stopped and preparing to make a left turn when the child was hit, adding the reason the arm was not out was because the bus was no longer at the bus stop. 

CMPD says the driver remained on scene and is cooperating, and no charges have been filed at this time. 

Police say today's accident is a good reminder to be very alert in school zones. 

“First thing in the morning and afternoons after school it's important you be aware of your surroundings and paying attention to all the children on the side of the street because these things happen.”