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7-year-old boy hit by truck in Benson

A 7-year-old boy was injured Thursday evening after riding his bike into the path of an oncoming truck at 1283 Shadetree Road in Benson, according to troopers.

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BENSON, N.C. — A 7-year-old boy was injured Thursday evening after riding his bike into the path of an oncoming truck at 1283 Shadetree Road in Benson, according to troopers.

The boy, whose name was not released, was being treated at WakeMed and is expected to be OK.

Troopers said he was riding along Shadetree Road and abruptly crossed the road to turn into a driveway when the truck crashed into him.

The boy was knocked off his bike and thrown a few feet, but was talking when paramedics arrived. The truck driver stayed to help and will not face charges, troopers said.

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