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Boy, 9, in critical condition after being hit by car in Wake Forest

Posted May 12, 2015
Updated May 13, 2015

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— A 9-year-old boy riding a bicycle was hit by a vehicle on Forestville Road at Autumn Forest Trail Tuesday night.

A group of children were playing in a yard when Logan Decosta either stumbled or fell while riding towards the road, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said. Decosta was getting back up when he was struck by a passing vehicle.

Decosta was in critical condition Wednesday afternoon, troopers said. No charges have been filed, but troopers are still investigating the incident.

Denise Huffman, the driver of the car, told investigators that she didn't see the boy.

"She said it was black, pitch black dark and she did not see the boy come out in front of her," Trooper Ryan Absher said.

Logan is a student ad Rolesville Elementary School.

No further information was immediately available.

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  • Kathy Kiesow May 13, 2015
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    Hey Wral...get all your stinking facts before you air! Yeah je was released from Wake Med because he is now at Duke in ICU. Wish I HAD all the facts before I told my son he was go in ng to be okay!!

  • Kathy Kiesow May 13, 2015
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    According to the news at 4:30 Logan was released from Wake Med so let's just keep to the facts on the right story.

  • Amanda Jones May 13, 2015
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    - I am from the area and if i remember correctly there is not a curve right there. it is NOT pitch black ther either that time of night this time of year. the entire situation is sad. Not saying anything about the person that was driving but people in general drive way to fast of FOrestville Rd all the time

  • Amanda Jones May 13, 2015
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    friends of the family have posted on FB that the child did not make it through surgury this morning. anyone else hear anything....

  • Lindsay Carter May 13, 2015
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    If any of you have actually driven on this stretch of forestville rd you would know that it is full of curves and should be driven with caution. Also, the driveways to houses are located on the side of the road which is dangerous for children. I drive this way home from my band practices at Heritage High at 8:00 pm and it is dark, even at this time of year. Prayers to all involved.

  • Jeff Abbott May 13, 2015
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    Exactly. It's not "pitch black dark" until 20 minutes to 9 this time of year. So what was she doing that she didn't see the child in the road? Hmmm......

  • Amanda Jones May 13, 2015
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    It is not pitch black at 8pm. According to all the news reports last night this accident was around 8pm. Reports last night also stated that there were adults outside and children were riding bikes. It was a beautiful evening to be outside...that is where I was. This specific area, I am not sure how the driver didn't see the child. I am not placing blame by any means because I couldn't imagine being the person driving nor being the parents of the child or the friends of the child that saw this happen. I just know I was outside till at least 830 last night and it was not pitch black. Prayers of comfort for ALL parties involved.

  • Robert Smith May 13, 2015
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    Such a sad story. Prayers for the family.

    I also pray for readers like Jeff Abbott. Hopefully Lord almighty will show them the light and they will learn to respect everyone equally.

  • Christine DeMorat May 13, 2015
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    @Jeff. Really? Because of the woman simply being behind the wheel, and it being a luxury car? Was she drunk, high on drugs? No! It was very dark and the child was in the road. It was a very tragic accident, and for you to go stereotyping woman like that is just beyond comprehension. It's also downright disgusting.

  • Norman Lewis May 13, 2015
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    If we are to accept the story as presented, the children were playing outside at night, presumably unsupervised and the child rode his bike out into the road in front of oncoming traffic. The child couldn't "stumble" as the story said if riding his bike and not walking, and could not have "fallen" into the path of the vehicle unless he was in or on the shoulder of the road already, not "riding towards the road" unless the driver was weaving to be able to hit him. Tragic of course but do not try to imply the driver is automatically at fault. If new facts come out, I may change my opinion but looks like this is a failure of supervision. The skills of the driver are not really relevant if the laws of physics indicate the driver could not have stopped. Add more facts before reporting this story for comment.

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