McAllen student struck by car; in hospital with non-life threatening injury

McALLEN — A student in McAllen is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after an automobile accident at Alvarez Elementary on Friday morning.

McAllen ISD spokesperson Mark May said the student was hit by a car at about 7:30 a.m. while standing in the bus loading area at the campus.

“The student was taken to the hospital to address a leg injury, it’s a non-life threatening injury,” May said.

According to May, a pole was also damaged in the accident, causing a power outage at the school that lasted until about 9 a.m.

“Students were kept in the gym until we got the power back on,” May said.

May said that the driver remained at the scene and that McAllen ISD police and McAllen police are investigating the incident jointly.

The parents of the student injured in the accident have been notified, May said.