Police in Holly Springs say that a 1-year-old boy suffered fatal personal injuries on the afternoon of April 18 when he was struck by an all-terrain vehicle driven by his father in the family’s back yard.


The child received transport to Duke University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about four hours later, according to a town spokesman, Mark Andrews. The boy was originally taken to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh and then airlifted to Duke.


The accident took place around 12:30 p.m. at the family’s home. According to witnesses, the child was struck after darting in front of the vehicle. He fell and struck his head on concrete.


The names of the boy and his father have not yet been released, pending notification of relatives.

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