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2-year-old injured after darting into traffic

Posted October 22, 2008 7:54 p.m. EDT
Updated October 22, 2008 8:57 p.m. EDT

— Fayetteville authorities Wednesday were investigating an accident involving a 2-year-old boy.

The incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. at the intersection of Murchison Road and Charmaine Road, a residential street near Shaw Heights Memorial Church.

The Highway Patrol said Terrence Vereen and an adult were walking on the side of the road with traffic when the boy darted into traffic to get to his mother on the other side of the road.

An oncoming car could not stop and hit the boy, authorities said. The driver will not be charged. The accident had been reported as a hit-and-run for a time, but authorities said the woman only drove to a safe place after people in the area began to threaten her.

A medical helicopter flew the boy to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, authorities said, but it was unclear whether he was still there Wednesday evening or what condition he was in.