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Posted at 9:38 PM ET, 05/26/2010

Boy struck by car near D.C.-Md. border

By Erica Johnston

Update, 10:30 p.m.:

The 10 year-old boy who was struck by a car Wednesday night was pulled from under the car by firefighters. Prince George's County fire department spokesman says the boy was taken to a hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.


A 10-year-old boy was hit by a car Wednesday night on a street in the Chapel Oaks area of Prince George's County, near the District border, police said.

The child was pinned under a car for several minutes after the accident at Cedar Heights Drive and L Street about 8:40 p.m., said Officer Henry Tippett, a Prince George's police spokesman.

The boy was conscious and breathing at the scene, Tippett said. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

-- Clarence Williams

By Erica Johnston  | May 26, 2010; 9:38 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland  
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This boy was struck by a drunk driver who was taken into custody at the site of the accident.
I work with the boy's aunt.
The boy has a concussion and serious burns which will require skin grafts.

The driver backed over the boy who screamed for the driver to turn off her car while he was pinned underneath as the car's heat was burning him.

It was later found that the driver was high on PCP as well as drunk.

Posted by: fturner2 | May 28, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

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