A 7-year-old boy from Laurens was seriously injured when he was struck by a car on S.C. Highway 221 Thursday afternoon.
The incident occurred at 4:30 p.m. about 2.5 miles south of Laurens near Miss Emma Lane.
According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, the child entered the roadway, walking east when he was struck buy a 2003 Mercury traveling south on Highway 221.
Laurens County School District 55 officials said the boy was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital and was in a coma. District 55 Superintendent Dr. Stephen Peters requested a moment of silence for the student during Friday’s State of the Schools luncheon.
No charges were filed in the incident.