A student waiting for a school bus was hit by a car Friday morning in east Charlotte, authorities say.

The Piney Grove Elementary School second-grader was hit about 7:45 a.m. on Idlewild Road at Lailwood Circle and was taken by Medic to Carolinas Medical Center with what were described as potentially life-threatening injuries.

The child is expected to recover, authorities said. Steve Lyttle

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