LAKEWOOD (AP) — Authorities say a young boy was seriously injured when he was struck and dragged by a car whose driver allegedly ignored the flashing lights of a stopped school bus.

Paramedics attend to a 9-year-old boy struck by car after he got off a school bus in Lakewood (Lakewood Scoop)

Ocean County prosecutors say the 9-year-old Lakewood boy was struck around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, as he was trying to cross the street. The car was driven by 26-year-old Lakewood resident Michael Adler.

Prosecutors say the boy was dragged about 80 feet through an intersection. He was unconscious when emergency crews arrived, and was being treated at a hospital for head and other injuries.

Further details on his condition were not disclosed.

Adler was cited for reckless driving and failing to stop for a school bus. Authorities say the investigation is ongoing, and other charges may be filed.


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