LANCASTER, Pa. - Now there's at least one 10-year-old boy who doesn't mind taking violin lessons anymore. Police said the boy was walking to school holding his violin case when a vehicle sped through a crosswalk and hit him.
Witnesses said the case took most of the impact, and officer Mark Worthing said the boy suffered only cuts and bruises after the accident.
Police said the car raced around traffic stopped by a crossing guard, and then sped away.
Worthing said he's sure if it were not for the violin case, "that kid would be seriously hurt." The boy's name was not released.
Authorities say Dayton Cassel, 20, of Lititz, faces hit and run, underage drinking, speeding and related charges. It was not known if he has an attorney.