Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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August 27, 2013

12-year-old stable after being hit by vehicle

BISHOP, Va. — A child struck by a vehicle in Tazewell County is recovering at a Bristol hospital.

The 12-year-old boy was listed in stable condition Monday at Bristol Regional Medical Center, according to Major Harold Heatley of the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office.

Heatley said the child attempted to cross Route 16, or Stoney Ridge Road, in the Bishop community Sunday at 11:33 a.m.

“He cut in between two vehicles where he was on his way to the Hillbilly Market where his mother works, and he didn’t look to see if there was any incoming traffic,” Heatley said. “And he was struck.”

Heatley said the child suffered a broken hip and a broken tibia. He was airlifted by Med-Flight to Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Heatley said no citations or charges have been issued at this time. The incident is being called an accident.

The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department, Dryfork Amonate and Dix Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Tazewell County Fire and Rescue, the Virginia State Police and the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the crash, according to the Tazewell County 911 Communications Center.

Heatley said the accident is being investigated by Deputy James Crigger.

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