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Elementary school student hit by car after getting off school bus in Alamance County

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- An 8-year-old boy was hit by a car after getting off a school bus in Alamance County Wednesday morning, according to Highway Patrol Master Trooper Chris Knox.

The accident happened on N.C. 62 near Elder Lane just after 11:30 a.m. The area is within the village of Alamance which is located just south of Burlington.

Knox said the bus stopped and the boy attempted to cross N.C. 62. A Ford Taurus traveling southbound on N.C. 62 hit the boy.

The boy was seriously injured and taken by ambulance to Alamance Regional Medical Center, Knox said. The boy has since been airlifted to UNC Hospital.

Knox said the boy attends E.M. Holt Elementary School.

The Alamance-Burlington School System was operating on a half-day today, which is why students were on buses at the time.

There is no word on charges for driver of the Taurus at this time.