Six-year-old boy struck by car early Tuesday morning

New Albany Police Department officials said Tuesday that a six-year-old New Albany boy was hit by a car at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday morning on Substation Road.

Assistant Police Chief James “Bing” Wildman called the accident “unavoidable.”
“The little boy had been waiting for the school bus,” Wildman said.  “He ran out into the road and the driver, who had been on the way to work, hit him.”
The boy was taken by ambulance to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County and was released a few hours later, following tests, with only minor injuries.
Wildman said that, because of the injuries, it was determined that the driver was not travelling at a high rate of speed.