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Boy treated after struck by deputy's vehicle

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From staff reports

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

CURRITUCK — A 7-year-old boy was treated at a hospital after he was struck by a Currituck County patrol Jeep on a beach on the Currituck Outer Banks on Saturday.

Currituck Sheriff Matt Beickert said in a press release Monday that the boy “ran into the path” of the sheriff’s vehicle along the beach at Mile Post 16 in Corolla around 9:49 a.m.

The deputy, who is not identified in the press release, was traveling about 5 mph when the accident occurred, Beickert said.

The child was taken to the hospital for precautionary measures and released the next day, Beickert said.

The N.C. Highway patrol investigated the incident, the sheriff’s release states.

The investigation indicated the incident was accidental and no charges were expected, Highway Patrol sources said Monday.