Update: No charges for driver who hit child near Grifton school - WSPA.com

Update: No charges for driver who hit child near Grifton school

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GRIFTON, N.C. - Grifton Police tell 9 On Your Side a six-year-old was hit by a truck Saturday afternoon on Queen Street near Grifton Elementary School.

The child underwent surgery and as of Sunday night, was still listed in critical condition.
   
Grifton police say the driver was not speeding, but couldn't react in time and hit him. They do not plan to file any charges against that driver.

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Police tell 9 On Your Side a child was hit by a truck Saturday afternoon in Grifton.

A supervising sergeant with the Grifton Police Department says the six-year-old was struck on Queen Street, near Grifton Elementary School.

Brianna Taylor was just up the road when she heard the accident.

"As soon as I stood up, and heard that noise, I just knew right then that somebody had hit one of those kids," said Taylor.

Taylor says she and her uncle ran down the road to see how badly the boy was hurt. She says all they could do was call 911.

 "Everybody was just screaming.  When we got down there my uncle was thinking maybe he could help, but we couldn't do anything, because you can't touch him," said Taylor. 

As of Sunday morning, the child underwent surgery and is listed in critical condition.

The accident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed.
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