The son of the Alabama state superintendent of schools is recovering after he was struck by a car on the campus of the University of Alabama late last week.

Dr. Eric Mackey posted on Facebook Wednesday evening about the incident, which occurred Friday afternoon.

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According to the post, his son Christoper, who is a freshman at UA, was returning to his dorm from his chemistry lab when he was struck by a car while walking through a crosswalk.

Christopher was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center where he was treated for injuries sustained, including bruises, lacerations and a concussion. He was released from the hospital Tuesday and is recovering at home.

Dr.Mackey said he sincerely appreciates the encouragement and support he and his family have received in the days following the incident.

"Thank you for your prayers and support during this difficult time," Mackey said in the post.

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