A student was hit by a vehicle while crossing Hard Road near Worthington Kilbourne High School early Jan. 5, but the boy did not suffer serious injury, according to Worthington Schools Superintendent Trent Bowers. The incident occurred at 7 a.m., he said.

The 14-year-old boy was going to school early to work on homework and was arriving before all safety procedures began for the day, Bowers said.

Although authorities initially believed the boy ran across Hard Road rather than going to a crosswalk, Bowers said, they determined a crosswalk had been used after speaking with the student and the student's parents.

"What we've learned (Jan. 5) is that the student was in the crosswalk, got confused and crossed before it was time to cross," he said. "Therefore, an accident occurred."

The incident happened outside Worthington's jurisdiction, according to Worthington Division of Police Chief Jerry Strait. He said Columbus police and medics responded to the scene.

The driver was not cited, according to the Columbus crash report, but the boy was issued a citation for failure to obey a traffic-control device.

Bowers said the student was recovering at home last week.

He also said the school district plans to post a Columbus police officer at the crosswalk between McCord Middle School and the high school starting Jan. 9.

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