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Girl, 12, struck on U.S. 70 in Wayne County

Posted August 17, 2012

— A 12-year-old girl was struck and critically injured by a pickup truck on U.S. Highway 70 in Wayne County Thursday night.

State troopers said the girl ran out into traffic on the highway outside Goldsboro shortly before 9:30 p.m. She was flown to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

The pickup driver, James Brooks Jr., 67, of New Bern, was charged with driving while impaired. Troopers said that he had been drinking.


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  • arljsl Aug 17, 2012

    I saw on WITN that the little girl passed away from her injuries..so sad :(

  • Keyboard cat Aug 17, 2012

    Prayers for a speedy recovery.

  • DivaD Aug 17, 2012

    Hope she is ok.

  • HollyRidge Aug 17, 2012

    >>Just wondering why the young lady would be "(running)out into traffic."?!?!!

    And at 9:30 at night... wonder where the girls parents were and what a 12 year old is doing out running across a street that late at night? Not to take away from the drunk guy as he should be held accountable however sounds like a bit of non-parenting at fault here as well. The parents should also be held accountable!

  • Scubagirl Aug 17, 2012

    thanks for the update travispotter. You'd THINK that WRAL would update the story, but then I should know better.

  • travispotter Aug 17, 2012

    According to WITN's website she died after being transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. The driver that hit her was charged with a DWI.

  • glasstech65 Aug 17, 2012

    Prayers for the young girl's recovery.
    Hwy 70 is 4-lane all the way through the county. Just wondering why the young lady would be "(running)out into traffic."?!?!!

  • Scubagirl Aug 17, 2012

    Hope she's going to be OK.