NEW INFO: 6-Year-Old Struck By Truck Remains In Critical Condition

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A six year old continues to recover Monday night after getting hit by a pickup over the weekend.

Bright orange spray paint on Queen Street in Grifton marks the place where 6-year-old Malachi Williams was struck by a car Saturday afternoon.

Rudolph Brown lives across the street.

Brown says, "It was a devastating scene to see a young child, obviously hurt."

Grifton Police Chief Bryan Cauley says Williams had serious injuries.

"The child suffered very critical wounds and taken to Vidant for treatment," says Chief Cauley.

The young boy remains at Vidant in critical condition.

Cauley says a group of children, ranging from 5 to 13 years old, tried to cross from Westwood Drive to the Grifton School playground when Williams darted out. The driver was traveling east on Queen Street and didn't have time to stop, according to officers.

It's unknown whether the kids were supervised at the time, but we do know the grandmother was nearby.

Brown has lived in the area for close to 30 years and says there are children constantly trying to head into town from his street. He's hoping to see a sidewalk go in.



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A six-year-old boy from Greenville is still listed in critical condition Monday after police say he was hit by a pickup truck in Grifton Saturday.

Grifton Police Chief Bryan Cauley says Malachi Williams was visiting his grandparents when he darted into Queen St. after he had been playing in a cemetery Saturday afternoon. Cauley says Williams had surgery Sunday night at Vidant Medical Center and remained in critical condition Monday.

The driver of the pickup truck tried to swerve to miss the child but could not avoid the collision. Chief Cauley says no charges will be filed against the driver.



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Police say a 6-year-old boy is listed in critical condition a day after being struck by a truck in Grifton.

That update came from a police officer with Grifton Police who says that he spoke with the hospital this morning.

The child was struck after police say he darted across Queen Street between MLK and Westwood Drive. A driver swerved to avoid the boy but was unsuccessful according to officers.

Police say that the case remains under investigation.



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Police in the east say that a young boy is fighting for his life after being struck by a truck.

Grifton Police Chief Bryan Cauley says that it happened around 3:30 this afternoon on Queen Street near Westwood Drive & MLK Drive.

Officials say that the 6-year-old boy had been in a cemetery on the south side of Queen Street when he darted out across the road and into the path of a Ford Ranger. Chief Cauley says the driver tried to swerve to avoid the child but was not successful.

The boy was taken to Vidant Medical Center with what Cauley described as life-threatening injuries.

Chief Cauley says they are investigating and were not able to speak yet to whether or not there will be charges or if there were any adults with the children.


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