Cane Bay student drifts into road, hits car

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) -- Officials have confirmed that a Cane Bay Middle School student collided with a car Thursday morning.

Berkeley County School District spokesperson Susan Haire said the student was riding a bicycle and was hit by a vehicle in the vicinity of the Cane Bay schools, but not on school grounds.{}

"At this time, we understand that the student is conscious and responsive," she said. "EMS was called to the scene, and the child was transported to the hospital, where a school administrator met with a parent." {}

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Bridget Wyant, both the student and the driver were traveling east on 176.

Trooper Wyant said the 14-year-old bicyclist drifted left on the bike and struck the passenger side of the car.

The area around the three Cane Bay schools is no stranger to traffic problems. A traffic light was installed at Cane Bay Boulevard and Highway 176 last year to help alleviate some of the issues.

In 2011, a Cane Bay High School student was killed while riding his bike home. A driver struck him from behind and then left the scene.