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BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. -- A 13-year-old child was hospitalized after being struck by a car in Bartow County on Wednesday afternoon.

According to authorities, the child was hit after he got off the school bus on Euharlee Road near the Dollar General. The child then went to the mailbox after the bus drove off and was struck when he walked into the roadway.

The driver stayed on the scene and the child was flown to Eggleston where the child remains in the intensive care unit.

Authorities are currently investigating this incident.