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Updated: Bartow Student Struck by Vehicle Severely Injured

The 13-year-old boy, who was on Euharlee Road, was airlifted to Scottish Rite Hospital, according to Euharlee Police Chief Terry Harget.

Updated Friday, 9 a.m.

The boy is in serious, but stable condition, reports The Daily Tribune News.

Updated Thursday, 9 a.m.

Bartow Schools Superintendent John Harper said the sixth-grader is "in the hospital and seems to be doing OK." 

Original Report

A 13-year-old boy, who had just gotten off the school bus, was severely injured today when a vehicle struck him on Euharlee Road, Euharlee Police Chief Terry Harget said.

The teen, a Bartow County Schools student, got off the bus and went to the mailbox, then turned to get back on the road and was struck in the roadway at Price Mobile Home Park. He was airlifted to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, but Harget didn't know the extent of his injuries, other than "severe," or if they're life threatening. 

The accident is still under investigation, and no charges have filed at this time.

It happened near the Dollar General, according to Bartow Scanner, whose Facebook fans, many locals in the area at the time, comment on the incident and helicopter landing.

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Adriane February 28, 2013 at 01:40 AM
Buses should not drop kids off on such busy roads. Specially if they don't live on that road. Pull into the subdivision and turn around. May take a few minutes more but isn't his life worth it? I'd say so. Please everyone demand for this child to be healed and whole again. He is my child's friend she has known for a couple years or so. Very funny, life loving child.
Sara Spann February 28, 2013 at 02:14 AM
My heart goes out to you dear mom I know just what you are feeling at this time, because I lost my 23 year old son in November from a pedestrian accident almost in front of my house on a sunday afternoon he was struck from behind by a speeding car that run off the road and hit him, he had massive head injuries and never regained conciousness. I know that this is tough time for you and I am holding you up in prayer for the strenght to get through this. I loved my son deeply and miss him a lot. He was a caring and wonderful young man and one that I was very proud of. It is my prayer that your son will pull rhrough this and be back at home with you in no time.
Roberson's February 28, 2013 at 03:32 AM
Us bus drivers drop the sweet kids off at their bus stop not on a busy road. This child was hit 10 minutes after getting off the bus and the bus continuing on rt to take other students home. This driver loves her kids and is crushed by what happened even though she was not at fault. I really wish everyone wouldn't be so fast to judge that the driver do something wrong. The only thing we do is pick your children up and bring them home as safely as we can we love your children and we hurt when they hurt because we care about them. People really need to not be so quick to bkame the drivers for everything
John G February 28, 2013 at 04:50 AM
A time like this we all just need to come together as Gods children and pray for this child and his family. It's not about who's fault it is. It's about praying for my sons freind and his family and doing all we can to comfort in such a horrible accident.
Paula February 28, 2013 at 02:39 PM
Prayers to the family of this boy as well as the driver that struck him. My understanding is that they did stop (which seems to be rare these days). I can't imagine the feeling they must have. I hope God will cast his loving arms around both families during this time.
Adrienne Craig Massingill February 28, 2013 at 03:20 PM
You guys need to get a grip, this child does not live in a subdivision that a bus can go in, nor do they cross the street to get home. (At this stop) What happened here is a tragic accident, and pointing fingers without facts (or assuming that you know them) is nothing more than asking for a mid evil lynching. The fault is not for backseat Facebook drivers who were not even witness to this horrific accident to decide. If you want to help, pray for all involved including the driver of the car, even if it happens that this is of negligence, her life will never be the same.
Adriane February 28, 2013 at 03:38 PM
Did not blame bus driver, understand that bus drivers do not make their route my mother was a bus driver. Just wishing for safer drop offs for our children that specially live off busy roads.
Adriane February 28, 2013 at 03:39 PM
So happy he is doing ok.
Don February 28, 2013 at 04:06 PM
I never could understand why mailboxes are on the opposite side of the road from the residents. On Hwy 113 there is a white house (near Beasley Rd/Brandon Farm Rd) where the home owner must cross 3 lanes of highway traffic to get to the mailbox. There's nothing but a cotton field on the other side of the highway. Why does the post office require this?

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