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Child struck by car in Fayetteville

Posted December 11, 2011
Updated December 12, 2011

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— A 10-year-old boy that was hit by a truck in Fayetteville Sunday night is in critical but stable condition at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, police said Monday.

Danie Roberts, of Fayetteville, was trying to cross Reilly Road around 7 p.m. when he was hit. 

The driver of the truck, 34-year-old Alan Meador, of Raeford, has not been charged in connection with the incident. 

No other information was released. 

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  • wownow Dec 14, 2011

    Why in the world was a 10 year old crossing a street at 7 at night. It is dark out. Where were the parents? They should be charged. I hope the boy makes a fast recovery. My prayers are with you hun.

  • SouthernGirlJD Dec 14, 2011

    Where was his parents?!?! Praying the boy has a speedy recovery!

  • Bless Your Heart Bev Dec 13, 2011

    At least he was taken to a hospital with an immaculate reputation for excellence. I wish him a speedy recovery.

  • Diabolical Dec 12, 2011

    That time of night?? Where were the boys parents?? Hope he recovers okay..

  • mrsmansfield2007 Dec 12, 2011

    I was at the McDonald's less than 40 yards from where the boy was hit. This was not the driver's fault. There wasn't much lighting and the boy walked out into the road. The driver was very distraught and we all were helpless to help the little boy. On top of that the little boy seemed to be alone. Thank God there was a police officer in the area, he actually was there in less than a minute from when the boy was hit. I pray he recovers quickly.

  • bombayrunner Dec 12, 2011

    got to watch them kids, tell ya, its tough to do too especially when they are little. The RDU area is expanding so fast that parents are not as used to teaching kids to stay away from the road. Kids need to be heavily reminded and shown to respect the road -- else you can get squashed like a BUG!

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 12, 2011

    Hope the little fellow fully recovers.

  • itb4me2 Dec 12, 2011

    Such sad news. But Cape Fear Valley Medical Center? With their track record lately, let's hope they don't mess up this time.

  • Here2tellya Dec 12, 2011

    This is crazy. Parents: Explaine the importance of LOOKING B4 you cross to your kids, no matter what age. If you cant hold onto your kids put a leash on them. Just keep them out of the road! Drivers: slow down and pay attention so you dont hit a ramdom kid, apparenlty they are running amok here lately!

  • tmed1938 Dec 12, 2011

    earlier story called it a wreck.

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