Child Struck By Vehicle

A 9-year-old boy was transported to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Greenville Saturday.

According to Greenville police the boy was attempting to cross Arlington Blvd. from the Greenville Mall parking lot with a group of friends when he was struck by the vehicle's mirror.

The boy suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police say the driver was not at fault and will not be charged.

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  • by common sense Location: enc on Feb 14, 2011 at 06:34 AM
    since the teachers don't have enough to do already I propose schools teach the following along with traffic safety: nose blowing, table manners, grocery shopping, check book reconciling, tax filing, diaper changing, dish washing, how to behave in public, how to collect welfare, etc.
  • by Johnny Location: Greenville on Feb 13, 2011 at 11:51 PM
    Maybe the parents will show up for the funeral when this kid finnaly accomplishes his mission. If you cant be a parent then use birth control,,,oh,wait...then you wouldnt be able to get those earned income credits!
  • by laura Location: greenville on Feb 13, 2011 at 07:31 PM
    Doesn't matter if they're 9 or 19 around here. The college kids like to play Frogger on 10th street, I can't count how many times I've almost taken one or two out between 10th and Cotanche. Nine is way too young to be crossing a street with friends. Two 9 year olds does not equal an 18 year old.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 13, 2011 at 07:03 PM
    @George W Where does it say that the child was hit by a cop? It says he was hit by a vehicle and the police said there would be no charges. Read the article before posting a comment.
  • by Shawn Location: Greenville on Feb 13, 2011 at 01:52 PM
    Why don't the parents get charged with neglect or endangerment? To many hoodlums in training out there, lets hold the parents responsible!
  • by George W on Feb 13, 2011 at 01:40 PM
    Did the cop that hit him stop?
  • by Bruce the Shark Location: Greenville on Feb 13, 2011 at 12:57 PM
    I hope social service is looking into this. This is a great example of how some parents neglect their children and pawn them off to society to raise them. I bet M-F the school is responsible for babysitting this kid and then on the weekends it just runs free with its possee terrorizng people in the mall with their groups special "Sign Language" and music. There is not much housing around the mall so how did the child get to the mall? Oh yes, walked with its possee of friends. Foster care might be a better alternative for this child. At least it would be more supervised. Someone needs to call Madia
  • by Frances on Feb 13, 2011 at 12:06 PM
    It is a shame that the child has to suffer because the parents were not there to supervise. Hope the child will be all right.
  • by elementary educator Location: Greenville on Feb 13, 2011 at 11:57 AM
    To Crosswalk Crusader and Yah for Crosswalk Crusader: One more thing that should be taught at school huh? We are there to give children an education, not raise them. It amazes me as a teacher to read these posts and find out what else people think that we can fit in our work day. Stop being ignorant and think back about what is important to for parents to teach and what is important for educators to teach.
  • by Parent/Teacher Location: Greenville on Feb 13, 2011 at 11:55 AM
    @ Crosswalk Crusader. It is not the schools responsibility to teach children to cross the street. It is a rare thing for students to even need to cross a street during school activities. It is a parents responsibility to teach their children the skill of properly crossing the street. My question is this, where were the parents? What kind of parent lets a child hangout alone with other kids and even so, who would let their child walk from the mall to the bowling alley? It is not like they are next to each other and not needing to cross a road to get there.
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