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Police: Knightdale teen was on phone in street when hit by car at bus stop

Posted September 1
Updated September 2

— Knightdale police said a 13-year-old East Wake Middle School student hit by a car Friday morning was "standing in the street and was preoccupied by his phone."

The incident occurred at Robertson and Sallinger streets.

The unidentified student was taken to WakeMed for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The driver of the car, who stopped and waited for police to arrive, won't face criminal charges, they said.


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  • Kelly Birdsall Sep 1, 11:36 p.m.
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    How?? Was the parent holding the kid at gun point in the middle of the road? At 13 a parent shouldn't have to explain to their child over & over that this is dangerous. Kid these day are too coddled & have no common sense!!

  • Jerry Sawyer Sep 1, 5:57 p.m.
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    This is poor parenting. PERIOD

  • Rod Runner Sep 1, 2:53 p.m.
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    You have to be way out of it on your phone to be standing in the road. I hope this kid doesn't start driving in 3 years either.