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Fayetteville police search for car that hit student

Posted January 31, 2012

— Police were searching for a car that hit a student in a crosswalk in Fayetteville Tuesday morning.

The student was crossing Glensford Drive, near the south end of the school zone for Montclair Elementary School, shortly before 8 a.m. when he was hit. The southbound car hit him in the middle of the lane, and the driver slowed down briefly before leaving, police said.

The unidentified student suffered minor injuries and was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment, police said.

The car that struck the child is described as an older-model, dark-colored four-door sedan. It was missing a hubcap on the front driver’s side, and as a result of the hit-and-run, the driver’s-side mirror might be hanging down from the mount, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1036 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).


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  • lorawatson Feb 2, 2012

    Let me first say that I am not siding with the driver(because some of you will attack me for what i say). But what no one has mentioned either in this report or the others is this incident happend shortly before 8am. This school zone is from 8am to 9am. So the crossing guard was not there yet or had not started working. Yes the driver is guilty and should be punished, but I think the schools need to remind parents that the students are not allowed to be on the property untill the alloted times in the morning. Did this child dart out in front of the driver? I think there may be more to this story than they are telling you.

  • danunger Feb 1, 2012

    Make all hit and run a SERIUOS crime, and add on penalties for the same in a school zone or near a school bus. They already say fines and penalties are more severe in a construction zone, why not added protection for our kids? But then like many of our other laws.....the need to be enforced.

  • abylelab -BT- Feb 1, 2012

    ++SOMETHING has to be done about these careless drivers.


  • stownsendowlfeathers Feb 1, 2012

    I teach at Berean Baptist Academy, just yards down the road from Montclair, and each day when I am crossing students, I fear for our safety. Drivers don't stop many times, and many times they speed up. My husband has jumped out in front on me several times to stop a car that won't slow down just to keep me from being hit as we cross back to the Church parking lot. They don't yield to stop signs we carry many times as well, and on several occasions, they have nearly run over the morning crossing guard! This is a SCHOOL ZONE, very clearly marked, yet drivers do not stop. We have asked for a crossing bridge between the two schools, and the town has denied it. What will it take for them to see that there are WAY too many crazies out there? One child hit? Two? Ten? I really hope they get this guy, and believe you me, I will be looking for him to drive down Glensford every day until they DO catch him. But in the meantime, SOMETHING has to be done about these careless drivers.

  • abylelab -BT- Feb 1, 2012

    the consent search has nothing to do with this case. all of the "evidence" is on the exterior of the car, where police do not need consent to see or search.

  • tiredofgovtwaste Jan 31, 2012

    unfortunate for the child and his family. The city council have tied the hands of the law enforcement officers and now they can't be actively searching for the suspect. Prayers and best wishes to the family. Hope the individual sees the error of his / her way and turn their self in

  • pappy1 Jan 31, 2012

    Well the description narrows it down to 90% of the vehicles in fayetteville.

  • Relic Jan 31, 2012

    If they're looking for evidence on the car or the suspect the Police can't do a consent search in Fayetteville so they may just miss this suspect. I am still waiting for a citizen in that City to get with a lawyer and challenge the legality of the City Council denying law enforcement access to a legal search that is outlined in NC State General Statues and upheld time and time again in courts just because someone thinks they're "targeting" a particular race.

  • coastalgrandparents Jan 31, 2012

    Does not matter if the child got up or not! Only a yellow bellied coward would hit and child and leave the scene!

  • ghimmy51 Jan 31, 2012

    I can't know for sure, but it sounds like it's possible the kid got up and seemed to be ok, so the driver went on. Just a thought.