A high school student has been charged after striking a 10-year-old boy with an SUV on Tuesday morning in South Portland.

The boy was struck at around 8 a.m. on Evans Street near the intersection of Hill Street as he was attempting to board a South Portland School Bus, according to a spokesperson for the South Portland Police Department.

The child was taken to the Maine Medical Center, but his injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The girl, who has not been identified, told officials that she did not see the flashing school bus lights, and did not see the 10-year-old. She has been charged with passing a stopped school bus with flashing lights, a Class E offense.

Further information was not available on Wednesday afternoon.

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Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.