Child hit by car at bus stop - WNCT

Child hit by car at bus stop

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Nicholas Benitez Nicholas Benitez
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -

A child is recovering after being hit by a car at the bus stop.

It happened at 6:17 a.m. Thursday morning just south of Castalia in Nash County on Highway 58.

Authorities tell 9 On your Side that the school bus was stopped with its arm extended when 41-year-old Nicholas Benitez failed to stop.

13-year-old Jesus Ortiz was hit in the incident. He was taken to Nash General with facial cuts and a broken leg.

Benitez is charged with felony failure to stop for a stopped school bus, unsafe tires, and having a revoked license.

He was arrested and booked. Police say Benitez had 3 outstanding warrants for unrelated crimes.

Those warrants are all from 2011; possession of an open container in the passenger seat, revoked tags, and no operator's license.

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