Driver Charged When Boy Hit Getting Off School Bus
Posted March 4, 2008 7:11 a.m. EST
Updated March 4, 2008 3:05 p.m. EST
Castalia, N.C. — A 5-year-old boy was expected to survive after getting hit by a car Monday after getting off his school bus, state troopers said. The car's driver was facing charges.
Carlos Bigler III was thrown to the pavement and suffered a fractured skull and laceration after he was struck by the car's passenger side mirror and door, authorities said. He was flown to Pitt Memorial Hospital, and was expected to survive.
Investigators say Chirley Gay couldn't stop, swerved to miss the stopped bus on Castalia Road and hit Carlos. The boy’s parents and siblings saw the wreck.
Gay was charged with passing a stopped school bus, driving with a revoked license, driving with no insurance, not having her license plate properly attached, having an inspection violation, driving with unsafe tires, driving with defective brakes, failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident and having drug paraphernalia in the car.
She was taken into custody on the scene, but later posted $2,500 bond.