A 12-year-old boy was struck by a car early Friday while crossing at the intersection of Hewitt and Regal drives, officials said.

A Cadillac CTS sedan hit the seventh-grade Midway Independent School District student just before 7 a.m. as he used the crosswalk at the Regal Drive traffic light, which was changing from red to green, Hewitt Police Chief Jim Devlin said.

The boy was knocked down on impact, but his injuries appeared to be minor, he said. The boy’s parents took him to a local hospital as precautionary measure, Devlin said.

The driver told police he did not see the child in the intersection. Witnesses verified the driver’s account of the events leading up to the accident, he said.

Midway ISD parents and staff were notified of the injury Friday morning, Midway spokeswoman Traci Marlin said in an email early Friday.

At the time of the accident, the intersection was not an active school zone and crossing guards were not on duty, Marlin said.

“We are relieved to hear initially that the student’s injuries are minor,” Marlin wrote. “Special thank you to first responders for their quick response to take care of this young man.”

Lauren Dodd has covered education for the Tribune-Herald since May 2018. A native of Beaumont, Dodd attended Rhodes College and joined the Tribune-Herald in 2018. She previously worked as a reporter at the Seguin Gazette and the Killeen Daily Herald.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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