Fundraising teen struck by car
A teenage boy was hit by a car outside a Christchurch school while fundraising for the Cancer Society yesterday.
A police spokesman said a person was hit by a car in Main North Rd, near the corner of Queen Elizabeth II Drive, about 3.35pm.
The incident happened outside St Bede's College.
A witness said the boy was collecting money at the traffic lights when he darted in front of the cars and was hit by one.
The boy allegedly somersaulted over the bonnet, meanwhile the car had a broken windscreen.
St Bede's College rector Justin Boyle said a Year 10 boarder had been hit by a car as he collected money for the Cancer Society.
The boy, who was not injured, is one of several pupils taking part in a 500-kilometre relay over five days later this year to raise money for the Cancer Society.
He said the boy, who he had not yet spoken to, should not have been collecting anywhere near the road, let alone on one of the ''busiest roads in Christchurch''.
''My understanding is that he got a bit overenthusiastic and then he did something he shouldn't have done.''
Boyle would be addressing the pupils tomorrow to make sure they understood ''loud and clear'' that it was not ok to run across roads or collect money from people driving along them.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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