A 12-year-old boy is being treated at a local hospital though is expected to be OK after being hit by a minivan Tuesday morning.

Shortly after 8 a.m., Gwinnett County Police Department officers assigned to the West Precinct were dispatched to a 911 call about the accident, which occurred on South Norcross Tucker Road near Graves Road in unincorporated Norcross, according to department spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera.

Officers found the boy suffering from “serious injuries,” Pihera said, and he was rushed to a local hospital.

Based on the preliminary investigation, police believe the boy pressed the crosswalk button while trying to cross the road.

“After he passed the center median, he was struck by a black Kia Sedona,” Pihera said. “The driver of the Kia remained at the scene.”

Police are still investigating, and are reminding drivers to be “extra cautious when traveling through areas where there is heavy pedestrian traffic.”

It’s not immediately clear who is at fault for the accident.

Crime Reporter

Isabel is a crime and health reporter for the Gwinnett Daily Post. She graduated from Emory University in 2016 with a B.A. in international studies. She is originally from the Boston area.