14-year-old walking to school is critically injured after being hit by car

Person lying on the ground after a car accident

PHOENIX, AZ – A 14-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after being hit by a vehicle near his high school in the Laveen neighborhood on Tuesday morning, according to FOX 10 Phoenix.

The crash happened at around 8 a.m. near Betty H. Fairfax High School, located at 8225 S 59th Avenue, near W South Mountain Avenue, as students were coming to school.

A 14-year-old boy was crossing the street and passing between vehicles stopped in traffic when he ewas hit by a driver.

The child was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The driver remained at the scene and has not been cited in connection with the crash.

Since the accident, parents of nearby schools have been asking for more crosswalks in the busy area.

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