7-year-old in critical condition after being hit by car was standing with dad at bus stop

A Montgomery County, Maryland, student was struck in Bethesda on April 6, 2022. (WTOP/Luke Lukert)

A 7-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was struck by a car near a bus stop in Bethesda, Maryland, on Wednesday morning as he waited with his father and toddler sibling.

Montgomery County police said the man and his two children were standing on the corner of King Charles Way and Grosvenor Lane around 8:20 a.m. when the driver of a Honda Accord that was pulling out of the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex jumped the curb and struck them. The Accord then reentered the roadway, traveled across both lanes and went off the road again, striking a tree.

Officials with the Fire and Rescue department said the 7-year-old boy had life-threatening injuries and was rushed to the hospital along with his father, who had minor injuries. The toddler, who was in a stroller, was uninjured, police said.

Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Chris Cram said the 7-year-old is a student at Ashburton Elementary School in Bethesda.

Police are still investigating what led to the crash. The driver of the Honda remained at the scene and gave a statement to investigators. He was not injured in the crash.

Photos at the scene of the crash show the Accord crashed into a tree along the side of the road and a nearby MCPS school bus.

Police have said they hope to obtain video of the crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives with the Collision Reconstruction Unit at (240) 773-6620.

Grosvenor Lane was closed between Rockville Pike/Maryland Route 355 and King Charles Way for the police investigation.

Below is a map showing the location of the crash:

WTOP’s Luke Lukert and Acacia James contributed to this report.

Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined WTOP.com as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at Nextgov.com, part of Government Executive Media Group.

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