On May 5, a 9-year-old boy in Hendersonville sustained minor personal injuries when he was struck by a car while waiting for the school bus.


The accident took place shortly before 7 a.m. on N.C. Highway 191 at Kensington Road, between U.S. Highway 25 and Blythe Street.


The child, a student at Bruce Drysdale Elementary whose identity was not immediately made available, received transport to the hospital with cuts and a bruised thigh. He was expected to be released later in the day, according to Patrol Officer W.K. Nock of the Hendersonville Police Department.


The driver, 59-year-old Hendersonville resident Melissa Roberts, was cited for failure to decrease speed to avoid a collision with a person.


Nock said the bus, northbound on 191, was slowing to make its first stop with its lights flashing when the boy likely ran to meet it. Roberts was southbound on 191 and was not obligated to stop because the bus had not come to a complete stop. But he noted that stopping would have been "the better choice."

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