Boy, 9, hit by car on way to school in Federal Way

A 9-year-old boy was airlifted to the hospital after being hit by a car in a crosswalk.

Federal Way police said the boy, a third grader, was headed to Panther Lake Elementary School around 8:30 a.m. Thursday when he was struck by a car near 1st Ave S & S 344th S.

Police said the driver, a 28-year-old woman, remained at the scene and is cooperating with authorities.

The boy was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Officials said he suffered injuries to his leg and cuts to the face.

The speed limit in the area is 35 mph. Police said this happened just outside of the school zone but that the child was in a crosswalk.