Child struck by van while trick or treating

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 3:37 PM

CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. -- A Caldwell County child was struck in the head by a passing van while trick or treating Wednesday night. Now, officials are on the look-out for the driver who fled the scene.

Around 8:30 p.m., troopers say the boy was struck by the passenger-side mirror of a van near the intersection of Smokey Creek and Calico Roads in Lenoir. A chunk of the mirror was recovered from the scene.

Authorities say the 7-year-old by was conscious and talking when he was transported to Valdese Hospital from the scene.

Officials are looking for a Dodge Caravan with damage to the passenger-side mirror. IF you have any information on this case, please contact Trooper Rathbone with the North Carolina Highway Patrol by dialing *47 from a cellphone, or 828-466-5500.

 

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