5-Year-Old Struck By Vehicle In Richlands

A five year old boy is in the hospital after he was struck by a vehicle Sunday in Richlands.

According to Richlands police the boy was at a birthday party on Hargett Street when he ran out into the street to retrieve a ball. The boy picked up the ball and was running back to the home when he was struck by a vehicle.

Police were called to the scene around 2:54 p.m. Police are still investigating the incident so no charges have been filed at this time.

The drivers name has not been released.

Police say the boy has non-life threatening injuries.

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  • by side pocket pool hall Location: richlands on Nov 22, 2011 at 03:22 PM
    It was charlie brinson from goldsboro
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Nov 21, 2011 at 05:03 AM
    Usually I'd be screeching, where were the parents? I can't this time. WHile on my permit circa 76, my parents constantly reiterated always watch between cars. They would say if a ball or dog shoots out from between cars a small kid is probably right behind. This article reads to me anyhey that the ball had already been picked up. Even the alertest driver can't see something happen 30 ago. The child was excited and had the ball. He wanted to go back home where in his mind he was safe. I see it this time as an unforeseeable incident. WISHES for the boy and family. The driver too. He will have a hellova time with this in his memory.
  • by West1234 Location: Jville on Nov 21, 2011 at 04:42 AM
    Really and where are the adults to watch a 5 year old on a busy road like that...

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