An 8-year-old Lawrence boy was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Sunday night after a car struck him while he was attempting to cross Massachusetts Street on roller skates.
Police and witnesses said a driver in a red Honda Civic struck the boy in the stoplight-controlled crosswalk at South Park around 10 p.m.
The boy's injuries were initially reported as nonlife-threatening, and witnesses said he was awake and alert before entering the ambulance.
Police Sgt. Michael Monroe said the driver of the Civic was using her cell phone when she struck the boy.