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Girl, 13, hit by SUV in Apex

Posted March 28, 2012
Updated March 29, 2012

— A 13-year-old girl who was struck Wednesday by an SUV in Apex was hospitalized with minor injuries, but is expected to be OK, police said.

The girl and her mother were pulled over on Olive Chapel Road to take pictures around 6:45 p.m. when she stepped in front of traffic to cross the road.

The SUV, which was traveling below the speed limit, hit her. No charges are expected against the SUV driver, police said.

The girl was taken to WakeMed. Her condition was not released.


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  • cdurham Mar 29, 2012

    Glad that it sounds like she'll be okay. Please take note the driver was not speeding actually going below the limit. I assume they slowed when they saw the parked vehicle. This probably saved her life. Speeding and impatience behind the wheel does kill.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Mar 29, 2012

    Praying that she will be OK and out of the hospital by Easter.

  • Con Amor brings luv and laughter Mar 29, 2012

    Who stops on the side of the road to take pictures?? I take my facebook pictures, WHILE I'm driving.. Much safer than standing on the side of the road.. Some folks will never learn.

  • reeses Mar 29, 2012

    Omg I just laughed so hard reading that comment from smbiz! Thanks :)

  • ICTrue Mar 29, 2012

    I'm glad the girl is going to be ok.

    Be carefull out there people, those SUVs are mean, they can turn on you at any time. One day, they are driving you and your family around town, the next they are attacking an innocent child.

    I don't even want to hear from all of the SUV lovers out there. It's always the same old story "oh, it's not the SUVs fault, it's how the driver uses it". Bull! I am sick and tired of hearing about attack after attack, they all need to be put in cages where they belong!!!

  • TimeWillTell Mar 29, 2012

    Many years ago, I contested an erroneously-issued traffic citation in court. For all the cases heard to that point, the prosecutor referred to the defendant's "vehicle." When he got to my case, it was the defendant's "[German car]". So, when my turn came to testify - I represented myself - I described the sequence of events and why I strongly believed the trooper cited me in error, and I closed by looking at the prosecutor and wondered aloud why he used the word "vehicle" for other defendants but called my car by name.

    So, yeah, some people find it worthwhile to try to make implications based on what kind of car people drive.

    I was found not guilty, by the way, and I still speak with the trooper when I see him in area restaurants - he's a good guy.

  • Winston Mar 29, 2012

    Standing in the road isn't a very bright thing to do.

  • sunshine1040 Mar 29, 2012

    Did you know that if you step in fron of a two wheeler you can get just as hurt as if you steppeed in front of an 18 wheeler? Folks if you are taking pictures please be aware of your surroundings or have someone with you that will make sure you do not walk of the pier cliff or into a street. Glad this child is ok but how is the driver of the car doing? A similar accident caused my Father to have a heart attack when he was driving.

  • chattycat Mar 29, 2012

    Why doesn`t the report just say " vehicle ". Does an SUV hit harder than a pickup or a minivan ? Did this evil SUV have a driver in it or did it act on its own ? This is scary !!!

    Really? No concern for the kid, just this? Whatever!

  • j9us Mar 29, 2012

    Of course WRAL knows that SUV's are evil. Hope she recovers quickly.