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North Rowan High School student stable after being struck by car

EAST SPENCER — A North Rowan High School student remains in stable condition after he was struck by a car driven by a 16-year-old North Rowan student who crossed the road near a bus stop.

The accident happened at 8:07 a.m. Monday at tNorth Long and West Earnhardt streets.

The 15-year-old student had a slight head injury. Police officials did not confirm any other injuries.

The teen remains at Levine Children’s Hospital, part of Carolinas HealthCare System, in Charlotte.

The driver of the Ford Focus was traveling in the northbound lane when the teen was struck, authorities said.

“She was heading to school at North Rowan High. He was at the bus stop and crossed the road. We are unsure of why he was crossing the road,” said East Spencer Police Chief Sharon Hovis.

She said the teen driver was not texting and her attention was not diverted. The girl was traveling at the posted 35-mph speed limit. Hovis said nothing was obstructing her view.

The driver and a 16-year-old passenger were not injured, police said.

Police are consulting with the Rowan County District Attorney’s Office and the investigation is pending, Hovis said.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

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