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Police Will Let DA Decide Charges in Crash That Hurt Girl and Fight After

Posted April 21, 2007 11:07 p.m. EDT
Updated April 22, 2007 6:25 p.m. EDT

— Wilsons Mills police said Sunday they would turn over an accident case to the Johnston County district attorney to determine whether to file charges against a driver who ran a red light and the other driver, who they say beat him up after the second driver's daughter was seriously hurt.

Police said the driver who ran the light on U.S. Highway 70 suffered six broken bones in his face from the fight. He suffered minor injuries from the accident, they said.

The second driver's daughter, 9, was in stable condition at Duke University Hospital, police said. They did not disclose the nature of her injuries, but said she was thrown from the vehicle by the crash.

The girl's parents suffered minor injuries and were released after treatment, police said.

The girl’s father left his vehicle and attacked the driver who hit them, police said.

Witnesses said the child was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.