A woman and child were airlifted after being hit by a minivan at a school bus stop in Chester on Thursday, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
The collision happened about 1:50 p.m. at Pinckney Street and Empty Pockets Drive, according to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the Highway Patrol.
The 21-year-old Chester woman and 3-year-old boy were crossing the road in front of a stopped school bus, which had its warning lights flashing and stop arm and sign extended, Miller said.
A 53-year-old Chester man driving a 2002 Ford minivan east on Pinckney Street disregarded the warning lights and devices and struck the pedestrians, Miller said.
The youth, whom Miller described as a “preschool child,” and the woman were both transported by helicopter to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where their conditions were unknown Thursday evening. The driver of the van was not injured.
There was no word on charges against the driver, and the crash remains under investigation.