http://news10now.com/content/all_new...s/Default.aspxNEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- An eighth grader is in the hospital in critical condition after he was hit by a minivan after getting off the school bus in New Hartford Monday.
Police say 14-year-old Jared Chontow was crossing the street on Oxford Road when an oncoming vehicle passed the school buses warning lights and hit him. Chontow has numerous injuries, including head trauma. He is being treated at University Hospital in Syracuse.
Investigators say Zeeshan Akhtar, 16, was behind the wheel of the minivan. He's only had his junior operatorís license for one week and did not have his headlights on despite the rainy weather.
Akhtar was issued a couple of traffic tickets for those violations, however, the crash is still under investigation and additional charges may be filed.