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Nash child hit by truck at school bus stop

Posted March 2, 2011 2:05 p.m. EST
Updated March 2, 2011 4:17 p.m. EST

— A pickup truck hit an 11-year-old boy in Nash County Wednesday as he was crossing the street to board a school bus, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. 

Jimmy Winstead, a student at Nashville Elementary, was struck in the face by the passenger-side mirror on the truck and was taken to Nash General Hospital to be treated for a broken nose.

The driver of the pickup, Stephen Workey of Nashville, was traveling in the opposite direction of the school bus on Nelms Lane, which is a two-lane road. Troopers said Winstead darted into traffic before the bus came to a complete stop.

Workey swerved to avoid hitting Winstead, troopers said.

No charges were filed.