Teen in good condition after being hit by SUV

Daily Journal staff reports

A Franklin teen is in good condition at an Indianapolis hospital after being hit by a vehicle while getting off a bus Monday.

Jacob Hardcastle, 16, got off an Access Johnson County bus at Eastview Drive and Carriage Lane in Franklin at 3:31 p.m. Monday. As he crossed the street, he was hit by a sport utility vehicle traveling south on Eastview Drive, according to an accident report.

Witnesses said that Hardcastle entered the road in front of the bus, which had pulled to the side, and did not look for oncoming traffic. The driver of the vehicle that struck the teen, Kelsey A. Oliver, 20, of Franklin, told police she tried to stop when Hardcastle ran into the road but could not stop before hitting him, according to the report.

Hardcastle was taken to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital and was listed in good condition Tuesday, according to a hospital spokesperson.

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