LUMBERTON, N.C. (WPDE) — A 16-year-old boy is in the hospital after he was struck by a Kia van Thursday morning.
North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper J.L. Morton says the collision happened on Mount Olive Church Road off of Highway 301.
Morton says it appears the teen walked into the path of the van; the van then ran off the road and landed in a ditch.
Morton said a school bus pulled up not long after the incident, but he isn’t sure if the teen was walking to catch school bus before the incident happened.
The 16-year-old is a student at Lumberton High School. The extent of his injuries hasn't been disclosed.
Morton said the investigation is ongoing.