Boy struck while riding bicycle to local high school

The freshman student wasn't seriously hurt. (File)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Midway High School freshman escaped serious injury Friday when a vehicle struck him as he rode his bike to class.

The accident happened in the area of Hewitt Elementary School at 900 Panther Way.

“From the initial assessment, we are relieved to find out he is okay with minor injuries. Thank you to all who saw, helped and expressed concern,” the district said in a message to parents.

“Pedestrian and bicyclist injuries continue to be a major issue in our heavy traffic areas,” the district said, urging parents to keep an eye out for children along roadways, at intersections, in construction zones and near schools.