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Child Struck By Police Car During Chase In Laurinburg

Posted August 7, 2004

— A little boy was recovering Saturday from a freak accident involving a police car.

It happened in Laurinburg, at the corner of Old Lumberton Road and Alpha Street about 6 p.m. Friday.

The 5-year old was riding his tricycle in his driveway when a police officer chasing a speeding motorcycle crashed into him.

Witnesses said the officer lost control at a dangerous curve.

Police said the motorcycle was going about 80 in a 35-mile per hour zone. The motorcycle driver got away.

Meanwhile, the boy's injuries are not life-threatening. He should be released from the hospital Sunday.

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