An eighth-grade student from Central Wilkes Middle School was injured in a bus crash while visiting Washington, D.C. on a field trip.

The Wilkes Journal Patriot reports 14-year-old Hunter Brown was on foot on Independence Avenue Southwest near the National Mall when he was struck by a commercial bus about 6:50 pm Friday.

The victim was trapped under the bus and emergency crews freed him and he airlifted to Children's National Medical Center in Washington.

WGHP TV in High Point reports the victim was severely injured.

The United States Park Police Traffic Safety Unit and Criminal Investigations Branch are investigating the crash.