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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A 10-year-old boy is recovering after he was hit by a car Monday morning.

The Holly Tree Elementary student was walking across Brittain Dr. to get on a school bus.

Police say Michael Burnette illegally passed the stopped school bus hitting the boy with his right rearview mirror.

The child was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Burnette made his first appearance in court today on a felony charge. His case was continued.

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