LAUREL, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Police said an 8-year-old child was struck by a vehicle while attempting to get on their school bus.

The incident happened in the area of Shoreline Blvd. and Bayou Bend Blvd. in Laurel around 7 a.m. Thursday.

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Officials said a dark colored SUV type vehicle hit the child and then kept driving away. Investigators said the driver later turned himself into police. The 37-year-old man is facing traffic violations.

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Police said the cause of the crash was pedestrian error because the driver wasn’t required to stop.

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The child was taken to a local pediatric center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.