The Sue Reynolds Elementary pupil was crossing the westbound lane of the 3800 block of Belair Road about 7:10 a.m. to board bus No. 72 when a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country driven by Scott William Hancock, 20, of Augusta, hit him. Police and witnesses said the bus arms, stop sign and flashing lights were working. Conditions were cloudy.
Deputies closed the two-lane road for more than a hour as they documented the crash and spoke to witnesses.
Another bus was taken to the scene to pick up children who had already boarded bus No. 72.
Hancock has been charged with failure to stop for a school bus while loading or unloading. Further charges are pending, police said.
The victim was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center.