Boy in critical condition after being hit at bus stop
Posted November 3, 2011
Robbins, N.C. — An 8-year-old Moore County boy was in critical condition early Thursday after a pickup truck hit him while he was crossing the road to a school bus, hospital officials said.
Slayton Maness, a third-grader at Robbins Elementary School, is in the intensive care unit at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Earlier, authorities had said his condition was stable.
State troopers said that Slayton walked in front of an a pickup truck in North Moore Road – about a mile north of Robbins – around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday as the school bus was approaching the stop.
The truck driver, Billy Joe Binkley, of Bonlee, told troopers that he saw the bus' flashing lights and slowed down but that he did not see the boy. Troopers said he won't face any charges.