12-Year-Old Boy Hit/Injured by Bus

A 12-year-old boy received serious injuries after he was hit by a Dial-A-Ride bus in Dowagiac. Police were dispatched to the 600 block of Riverside Drive in Dowagiac around 2:45 Friday afternoon to find the victim, a 12 year old male Dowagiac Middle School student.  Witnesses report that the Dial-A-Ride bus was travelling south on Riverside Drive when the boy ran in front of the bus and was struck.  He was transported to Borgess/Lee Memorial Hospital in Dowagiac. He was later airlifted to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo with serious injuries.  His condition is unknown at this time. The crash remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dowagiac Police Department at (269) 782-9743.