2 Troutman kids, ages 4 & 11, hit by car

With Halloween right around the corner, concern is growing as eight kids have been hit by cars since Sunday.

TROUTMAN, N.C. -- Two kids were hit by a car in Troutman Wednesday evening raising the number of children hit this week to eight.

Troutman Fire and Rescue said a 4-year-old and 11-year-old were hit by a car when crossing the street with their mother around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

The 11-year-old dropped her cell phone in the middle of the road and turned around to pick it up when the incident occurred.

Both children were rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. NBC Charlotte was told the 4-year-old was in better condition when taken to the hospital.

The incident occurred near 100 Barium Springs Drive in Troutman. North Carolina Highway Patrol is handling the investigating and will determine whether the driver will face any charges.

With Halloween days away, concern is growing as eight children have been struck by vehicles since Sunday.

Here's some reminders for Monday:

- Use traffic signals and crosswalks

- Put reflectors on costumes

- Carry glowsticks

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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