8 Year-Old Riding Bike Is Hit By Car In New Bern

Police are investigating how a car hit a little boy riding his bike in Craven County.

The eight year-old was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital Wednesday evening.

Trent Woods police say a car hit the boy, who was riding his bike on Moye Road..

The boy's name has not been released, but they do not believe his injuries are life-threatening.

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  • by S Location: ENC on Aug 27, 2009 at 01:51 PM
    I have absolutely no fondness for the oil companies,but,can someone explain to me how they are making us all obese? I honestly think that is a personal issue,not the oil company's fault.
  • by Lynne Location: Ayden on Aug 27, 2009 at 12:12 PM
    While I hope it is true that the boy's injuries are not life threatening and that recovers quickly, I wonder how much is the fault of the driver and how is due to an inatentative 8 year-old bike rider. It is very easy to put all the blame on the driver, but there aren't enough details in this story to know whether the driver was speeding or the child was being a child.
  • by cm Location: G-Ville on Aug 27, 2009 at 08:53 AM
    This is yet another example of why we need safer road design for bicycles. That is why some people are joining the national movement and sponsoring a critical mass ride every last Friday of the month in Greenville. From 5 to 7pm they're encouraging everyone to follow all rules (and helmets) and ride in one lane on Evans, Arlington, Firetower, Memorial, and the Blvd. The more bicyclists that get out and ride, the safer and healthier we all will be. Recover quickly youngster and keep pedaling.
  • by cm Location: Greenville on Aug 27, 2009 at 08:41 AM
    Yet another bike rider maimed by a oil addict. The law requires cars to give bicycle riders two feet when passing. That is called sharing the road. Of course road designers do a poor job designing the roads in NC for safety for mixed use. They are all in the pockets of the oil companies and do not care that they are warming our planet and making us all obese and have asthma. I hope that this child recovers quickly and holds that driver and the town of New Bern responsible.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Aug 27, 2009 at 07:55 AM
    Parent, that might not be the reason it happened. Being that I have had two bike riders cross a major road in front of me without even looking....it would have been my fault if I hit them, yet, they went through a stop sign. Now consider riding between two parked SUVs. When you see them, brake times would be too late. The real peave of mine, is a small child, riding a bicycle by himself on a major highway. I am talking 8 years and younger, this the parents fault for not watching him. You do not let young kids on major roads without supervision.
  • by Joie Location: Trent Woods, NC on Aug 27, 2009 at 07:45 AM
    I live on this road. People fly up and down this road daily. The music blares from their cars as they speed. It is well known...nothing is ever done. Speed limit needs to be lowered or at the very least, enforced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Parent Location: new bern on Aug 27, 2009 at 04:32 AM
    This is happening way too much! Whats wrong with people? Can't they see someone riding a bike? When you are approaching someone riding, have some respect! Slow down and if its safe to pass with a car width between you and the rider, then pass. If not, keep your donkey back, providing them adequate space to be safe until you can safely pass. My thoughts and prayers are with this child and the family.

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