An 8-year-old Augusta boy remains in critical condition after being hit by a van at a bus stop Monday morning, and authorities have jailed the driver who struck him.
Scott William Hancock, 20, is being held at the Richmond County Jail on no bond pending charges in the accident.
Hancock is accused of failing to stop for a bus at 7:11 a.m. Monday and striking the 8-year-old boy on the 3800 Block of Belair Road.
School Bus #72 was stopped facing East on the 3800 Block of Belair Road with all visual signals activated, sheriff’s Sgt. Michael McDaniel Sr. said in a press release. The boy, a student from Sue Reynolds Elementary School, was walking south across the westbound lanes of Belair Road when Hancock’s 2007 Chrysler Town & Country Van “failed to stop for the school bus and the visual caution signs being displayed from the bus,” Sgt. McDaniel said.
The van struck the child, who was rushed to GRU ER and is listed in critical condition.
Hancock has been found at fault for failing to stop for a school bus while loading and unloading. Further charges are pending at this time, the sergeant said.