12-year old Charleston boy hit by car, police say victim at fault

Kenny Schaffer (Source: Kay Schaffer)
Kenny Schaffer (Source: Kay Schaffer)

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - A twelve-year old West Ashley boy was struck by a car Monday morning and Charleston Police say the victim is at fault.

Family members say Kenny Schaffer was on his way to his school bus stop, when he was hit at the intersection of Highway 61 and Parsonage Road.

"The neurosurgeon said Kenny escaped death. He said that's how bad this particular wreck was," the boy's grandmother Jacqueline Schaffer said.

"I was petrified because of the lacerations and the pain that he seemed to be in," the boy's other grandmother Donna Burch said.

Family members say Kenny told them he had just left a fast food restaurant on Highway 61 and was going to his bus stop on Parsonage Road when he was hit by a car.

"According to the way he said it was this guy came around the corner and hit him," Jacqueline Schaffer said.

Charleston Police told us their investigation showed the boy ran into the path of the oncoming car.

The impact put him in MUSC.

"He's got a minor fracture at the base of his skull, he's got lacerations to his liver, his kidney, his spleen," Burch said.
Jacqueline Schaffer is a minister.

"The first thing I did for him was pray for him. I'm also a pastor so I began to lay my hands on him immediately," she said. "Kenny, believe it or not even at 12 he's a young man of faith."

"He loves his God, he loves his grannies," Burch said.

Family members also put their faith in Kenny's doctors.

"But I have to give credit to the doctors because they did an excellent job, were very attentive to him and comforting to all the family members," Burch said.

And now the family will wait for Kenny to heal from his injuries, thankful that he will recover.

"We told him he's good and don't worry because your angels are with you and God is going to make sure you're okay," Jacqueline Schaffer said.

Kenny Schaffer is expected to stay in the hospital for a few more days but family members say it will take a few months for him to fully recover.

Again, no charges will be filed against the driver.

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