11-year-old boy hospitalized after ‘horrible accident’ near Wren High School

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash that left an 11-year-old boy hospitalized on the first day of school.
Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 4:38 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 17, 2022 at 5:20 PM EDT
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ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Anderson County School District One announced that a Wren Middle School student was hit by a driver in the parking lot of Wren High School and taken to the hospital on Tuesday.

Family members say the boy is 11 years old and had just started middle school. Tuesday was the first day back to school for Anderson District One.

Investigators said the boy was struck by a parent waiting to pick up their own child in what they called a “horrible accident.”

The boy remains hospitalized at Prisma Healthcare and his condition has not been made public.

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the scene. The sheriff’s office confirmed on Wednesday they are the lead investigating agency in the case and have collected witness statements.

“Sheriff Chad McBride sincerely asks the community to pray for the young man and his family during this extremely difficult time,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

This story is developing. We will update this story and more details are released.