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Child critical after being hit by car in Raleigh

Posted May 11, 2013
Updated May 12, 2013

— A child was in critical condition Saturday after Raleigh police said he was hit by a vehicle.

Joann Norwood, who police say is 9-year-old Richard Doyle's grandmother, was trying to back out of the garage at 5221 Kaplan Drive when the vehicle struck the boy. According to police, the woman did not see the child behind the car.

Neighbors say that Norwood would never do anything to intentionally harm anyone. Neighbor, Brad Vanderlip describes Norwood as "a real nice person."

Officers said the boy was taken to WakeMed, where he was listed in critical condition.

"It is just a freak accident. I ask the community and the people around us to pray for her, pray for her, the family, and that little boy," Vanderlip said.

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  • 678devilish May 13, 2013

    vengeance whenever there is an accident

    I believe the drive should absolutely not be charged.

  • 678devilish May 13, 2013

    Where was the parents of this 9 year old when then car was backing out. PARENTS ALWAYS KEEP YOUR CHILDREN BY YOUR SIDE WHENEVER A CAR IS BACKING OUT. BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN TO BE SORRY LATER.

  • Hans May 13, 2013

    "Hans.....your comment is just ridiculous!!! Prayers going out for a full recovery for this little boy!! Prayers for his Grandmother and his family!!!" - lisa4
    May 13, 2013 9:22 a.m

    Sorry. It was sarcasm directed at those always screaming for vengeance whenever there is an accident.

  • Sweet summertime May 13, 2013

    Praying for a speedy recovery for this poor child. I could only imagine the nightmare the grandmother is living right now.

  • lisa4 May 13, 2013

    Hans.....your comment is just ridiculous!!!
    Prayers going out for a full recovery for this little boy!! Prayers for his Grandmother and his family!!!

  • Holy Carp. May 13, 2013

    "No excuse for this. Throw the book at her." hans

    Typical....

  • ezLikeSundayMorning May 13, 2013

    I believe it was an accident, but that doesn't mean we can't all learn something. How fast was she backing up to leave him in critical condition? And no, I see no reason to charge the grandmother with a crime.

  • wayneboyd May 13, 2013

    I can only imagine the anguish this lady is suffering along with the family. It is a very saddening situation.