6-year-old boy struck by vehicle

by Wes Mayer

A 6-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle Friday and was still in the hospital as of Tuesday.

Around 6:25 p.m. Friday, officers with the Newnan Police Department arrived at the scene of the accident near the intersection of Pinson Street and Calhoun Street, in reference to a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. The boy was already being transported by ambulance to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston when Officer Scott Milam, who completed the report, arrived.

According to Milam, the driver of a Chrysler 300 was driving southbound on Pinson and came upon a vehicle, a Chevrolet S10, stopped on the right side of the road. Believing the Chevrolet was parked, the driver of the Chrysler drove around it in the left-hand lane. When the Chrysler driver did this, the 6-year-old boy was crossing the street and was struck by the car, Milam reported.

According to the driver of the Chevrolet, he stopped on Pinson when he saw a ball roll across the street from left to right, Milam said. When he stopped, the boy crossed the road from the left side going after the ball — the boy was returning back across the street when the driver of the Chrysler was driving around the Chevrolet.

The driver of the Chrysler attempted to stop, but was unable to and the child was struck. According to Milam, tire marks on the driver’s side of the vehicle measured 28 feet, one inch, and tire marks on the passenger’s side measured 35 feet, six inches. The accident is still under investigation.

The child was still believed to be in the hospital Tuesday and no charges have been filed, said Deputy Chief Rodney Riggs with the Newnan Police Department. The child’s condition was not available Tuesday from Children’s at Egleston.



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