Fifteen-Year-Old Hit By Truck, Critically Injured

A 15-year-old boy riding his skateboard was hit by a truck in Onslow County and is now hospitalized in Greenville.

As of this morning, officials say the boy is in critical condition.

Troopers say it happened on Swinson Road Monday afternoon, just before 3:00 p.m.

Troopers say the teen was attempting to ride his skateboard in the road and was hit by a pickup truck.

Troopers say the truck overturned, sending one of the three people inside to the hospital.

The boy's name has not been released.

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  • by Alex Location: Richlands on Feb 27, 2010 at 02:18 PM
    ive known him since 7th grade im sure hes alright
  • by tyquel Location: richlands on Jan 12, 2010 at 07:42 AM
    how the hell that dude didnt see him. i have know him since preschool and i would never think that somthig like this would happen. You got mad prayer from me and your family.
  • by Cali Location: Richlands, NC on Dec 27, 2009 at 12:43 PM
    I know him very well. he's one of my close friends,and when I heard this had happened i wasn't sure ho to react. all I remember is beginning to pray as loud and as fast as I could. So whoever reads this please begin to pray and interceed. he's so young and he still needs to see the world that God has made. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers. I know I will. and also pray for his family.
  • by Katiyln, Alexis, Michael Location: Richlands, Jacksonville on Dec 26, 2009 at 04:58 PM
    I personaly know this 15 year old boy rhat got hit by the truck. I just want to know how the pickup truck did not know he was there. You are in our prayers and retrieve soon. Love you!!
  • by Alexis. Location: Richlands on Dec 24, 2009 at 09:55 AM
    I know this boy, personally. It's a tragic event. He shouldn't be punished in my opinion because he has no where to ride safely. The skate park in Richlands was shut down & the commons skate park is way out of the way. My prayers & thoughts are with him & his family this Holiday season. You know, there is something we could do about it but most of us our to lazy to even think about the others in this county who's lives are in danger everyday because they have no safety area. We love you man. -Alexis & Chad.
  • by Me Location: NC on Dec 24, 2009 at 05:01 AM
    If people only knew how much wider streets are in other states.Why not here?
  • by hello Location: goldsboro,nc on Dec 23, 2009 at 02:42 PM
    My prayers are with this young child and family.Only hope for a speedy recovery my dear.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2009 at 11:40 AM
    me, This didnt happen on a city street its actually considered county and yes the streets in this town are very narrow, and the answer isnt punish these kids who have no place to ride bicycles or skateboards saftly, the county could really use a place where kids who do not live in the city of jacksonville can go and ride saftly. Some people are going to say "what about the commons skatepark" yes its located in the city, what about the kids who live in southwest, dixon, richlands area's that might not be able to gat a way into jacksonville their left to do a kids activity the only places they can find around them. prayers are in my thoughts for this child maybe the county could see fit in more places for these kids to be kids saftly!
  • by me Location: NC on Dec 23, 2009 at 07:22 AM
    I'm not originaly from around here to.Its too bad the roads dont have bicycle margins on the sides of the roads like most other states.The roads here are scary their so narrow.
  • by Praying Location: Eastern NC on Dec 23, 2009 at 06:28 AM
    The boy is serious condition at PCMH - he's a friend of an extended family member. Its a tragic accident - please keep him in your thoughts and prayers this holiday season!!
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