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Robeson County child injured by blown tire

Posted September 2, 2010 6:34 a.m. EDT

— A Robeson County child was being treated at UNC Hospitals on Thursday after being struck by a tire from a tractor trailer.

The Highway Patrol said a truck blew a tire while traveling along North Carolina Highway 71 in Shannon on Wednesday night.

The tire blew off the rim and skidded into the yard of a home where Dillan Andredes, 3, was playing, trooper said.

The boy was flown to UNC Hospitals for treatment.

The driver of the truck will not face charges, troopers said.