Student struck by car at school bus stop in Perry Township

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 29, 2014) — A teenager is recovering Wednesday morning after a car struck him at his Perry Township school bus stop.

Clayton Adkins told FOX59 News that he barely saw the car in time to jump back and “only” be hit by the side mirror, which was broken off the vehicle.

“I was really scared.  Not gonna lie I was terrified, I was terrified,” he said.  “I thought I was gonna die.”

Adkins added that he’s relieved his injuries were not serious enough to be taken to the hospital by ambulance.  His father, Josh Adkins, is driving him to see a doctor about his chest and abdomen injuries as a precaution.

The school bus had its door open and stop sign out when a car coming in the opposite direction failed to stop, striking the 16-year-old, Perry Township police said.

Police said the driver is cooperating with the investigation.