A student was grazed by a car while trying to catch a school bus Tuesday morning, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
The incident happened shortly after 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of Keyway Boulevard and Kimmerly Glen Lane in east Charlotte, CMS spokesperson Brian Hacker told the Observer.
The student was attempting to cross the street to reach the bus, which was parked with its safety arm extended and lights on. The student was grazed by the car's mirror, and was taken to a hospital for medical treatment.
School officials didn't identify the student. Their injuries were not life-threatening, police said. Police didn't say if the driver of the vehicle was charged.
The bus was headed to Cochrane Collegiate Academy, Hacker said.
Bus stop safety has been a concern for CMS, especially after a 15-year-old Olympic High School student was killed last month while trying to catch her bus in southwest Charlotte.
The student, Zoe Alana Deen, was crossing Youngblood Road around 6 a.m. on March 27, when she was hit by a Nissan Murano. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
In response to Zoe's death, CMS relocated several bus stops in southwest Charlotte, after safety complaints highlighted by students and community members.
Cars are required to stop in both directions when a bus is at a stop with its safety arm extended and lights on, allowing students to cross the street to reach their bus, Hacker said.
"The district will continue to work with students and drivers on school bus safety, and CMS asks parents to talk with their students, review school bus stop safety, look both ways before crossing streets and encourage caution every day," CMS said in a statement.