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Child hit by delivery truck in Chapel Hill

Posted October 7, 2010

— A 10-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after being struck by a water delivery truck in Chapel Hill on Thursday afternoon, police said.

The boy was on his bike when the truck hit him at the intersection of Somerset and Huntington drives.

The child’s injuries appeared to be non-life-threatening, police said.

The incident remains under investigation.


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  • mcdicker Oct 8, 2010

    I am a crossing guard at a neighborhood next to the school. I work at a 3 way stop intersection. Cars run the stops signs all the time, and will run me AND kids crossing even when I am standing in the middle holding the stop sign.

  • maoneal19 Oct 8, 2010

    this was not a busy road, this was a neighborhood. driver needs to be more aware of his surroundings

  • geosol Oct 7, 2010

    Hope he has a quick and full recovery.

  • headlong Oct 7, 2010

    What is up with these young children and on busy rodes with bikes??? My Husband almost hit 3 young ones a few weeks ago crossing US1...slammed on breaks as they darted out...turned the truck sideways...the car behind him almost t boned him.

    Where are the Parents??? Do they know these children are out on highways???

  • Adelinthe Oct 7, 2010

    Thank God he will be ok.

    God bless.