FOREST CITY — A 17-year-old boy was critically injured Friday when he ran into the path of a pickup truck around 10:45 a.m..
The teenager was airlifted to Spartanburg (South Carolina) Medical Center, according to trooper Anthony Shrader of the N.C. Highway Patrol.
Shrader declined to release the teen’s name, pending notification of family.
The teen was running in yard with his brother when he suddenly darted onto Poors Ford Road and into the path of southwest bound pickup truck, hauling a utility trailer.
“Nobody knows the real reason why he ran into the road,” Shrader said.
The driver called 911, which reported the victim had a possible broken leg and head injuries. The victim reportedly had lost consciousness before he was airlifted.
At some point in time the brother confronted the driver of the truck.
“He (brother) said he was leaving to get a gun, but he didn’t return,” Shrader said.
No charges were filed.