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Boy, 8, hit by truck in Durham

Posted September 8, 2010

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— An 8-year-old boy was struck by a truck on East Geer Street late Wednesday morning, Durham police said.

Police said the boy was running across the street when he was hit by an Edgewood Property truck. The boy's injuries were believed to be non-life-threatening.

East Geer Street was closed near Rosetta Drive while police investigated.


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  • oleguy Sep 8, 2010

    8 Year old boys are tough, hopping he will recover.

  • pedsRN Sep 8, 2010

    Durham schools only had a 1/2 day today. Don't know if dismissal time was variable across the school system.

  • wildcat Sep 8, 2010

    The boy should be taught to look both ways and to be careful when crossing the road. Hope in time he will be fine.

  • Adelinthe Sep 8, 2010

    Praying he'll be ok.

    God bless.


  • hpr641 Sep 8, 2010

    Mugu: Edge ... "hood"??? Freudian typo?

    Also, Anne Johnson, unless the truck was unpiloted, he was not hit/struck "by" a truck, he was hit "with" a truck. E.g., you don't get slapped "by" a hand, you get slapped "with" a hand.

  • mgratk Sep 8, 2010

    Besides the "late morning" issue, the important thing here is to remind your kids often about being careful when they're crossing streets, riding bikes, etc.

  • LIVEITUP Sep 8, 2010

    Sad but true Mugu. Kilroy...that was my first thought...late morning??

  • gingerlynn Sep 8, 2010

    kilroy - the parent would have had to get up early to get him on the bus on time. Guess he did not make it. And before you all start criticizing, I spent many days volunteering when my daughter was in elementary school. You would not believe how many young children had "overslept missed the bus" as their reason for being absent day after day.

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  • Mugu Sep 8, 2010

    It was the child's fault but they will surely get a nice legal settlement out of this. This is the family's ticket out of Edgehood.