Girl recovering after being struck by car near Drayton Hall Elementary

(Source: Live 5)
(Source: Live 5)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - An early morning auto-pedestrian accident near Drayton Hall Elementary School sent one girl to the hospital on Tuesday.

Police say a motorist behind a stopped vehicle pulled out into a second lane to go around it and didn't see a girl riding a bike in the crosswalk near the 3100 block of Ashley River Road.

The girl on the bike was bumped by the motorist but will be okay according to police.

The Charleston County School District released the following statement on the incident:

"A student at Drayton Hall Elementary was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of the bike path near Highway 61 and the driveway entrance of the school this morning.

The student was conscious and alert following the accident, but as a precaution, was transported by EMS.

Charleston County School District is working with the school to make this area of the campus safer for our students and families.

We urge all drivers to exercise extreme caution when driving past or on our campuses.  Please be on the lookout for bike riders, pedestrians, and other vehicles at all times, and remain patient, attentive, and free from distractions while behind the wheel."

Copyright 2017 WCSC. All rights reserved.