CAROVA BEACH, N.C. (AP) – A 7-year-old boy vacationing in the Outer Banks has been flown to a Virginia hospital after being struck by a sheriff’s department vehicle.
Currituck County Fire and EMS Chief Ralph Melton told The Virginian-Pilot the child was hit by a four-wheel drive vehicle on Carova Beach over the weekend.
Melton says the boy sustained minor injuries and is in good condition but was taken to a Norfolk hospital as a precaution.
He says he believes the child ran unexpectedly into the path of the vehicle, which was on patrol.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating.