Robeson County child injured by blown tire
Posted September 2, 2010
Shannon, N.C. — A Robeson County child was being treated at UNC Hospitals on Thursday after being struck by a tire from a tractor trailer.
The Highway Patrol said a truck blew a tire while traveling along North Carolina Highway 71 in Shannon on Wednesday night.
The tire blew off the rim and skidded into the yard of a home where Dillan Andredes, 3, was playing, trooper said.
The boy was flown to UNC Hospitals for treatment.
The driver of the truck will not face charges, troopers said.