Child run over by car

May 16, 2009 10:45:57 AM PDT
Authorities say a child was run over after putting a car into gear.The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating an accident that injured a 4-year-old Saturday morning.

Sheriff Tracy Carter told Eyewitness News that the child was in a car when the child's mother ran inside a house on Swann's Station Road to speak with a family member.

While the mother was in the house, the child got out of its car seat and apparently put the car into gear. Then the child tried get out of the car and that's when authorities say the child was run over by the car.

The child was flown to UNC Hospitals, but the child's condition is not known. Sheriff Carter said his department has investigated the incident and determined it is an accident.


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