Serious questions are being raised about the conduct of Montana motorists around schools and children.  A 12-year-old Lewis and Clark Middle School student was taken to a Billings hospital Tuesday morning after being struck by a pickup truck on Broadwater Avenue.  He’s the third School District 2 student hit by a vehicle since the school year began Aug. 25, according to an emailed “special edition newsletter” sent out by SD2 Superintendent Terry Bouck.

 
The collision was reported at the intersection with Eighth Street West.  When the boy stepped onto the crosswalk to Broadwater Avenue, he was hit in the head by the truck’s towing mirror.  The impact was strong enough to fold the mirror back and shatter the passenger side window.  The boy was taken to St. Vincent Healthcare and was in critical condition.  Billings firefighters assisted the injured boy until a Lockwood Fire and Rescue ambulance arrived on scene.