Child Struck By Police Car During Chase In Laurinburg
Posted August 7, 2004
LAURINBURG, N.C. — 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.