On the morning of April 18, a 10-year-old Chapel Hill boy received hospital transport for the personal injuries in a two-car accident on NC Highway 87 in southern Alamance County.
According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver of a van pulled onto Highway 87 from a stop sign under the belief that the intersection was a four-way stop. It struck a vehicle that was northbound on 87.
During the crash, a 10-year-old back-seat passenger in the van was ejected. Troopers say they were led to believe by first responders and evidence at the scene that the child had not been wearing a seat belt.
The child received transport to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Information about his condition has not yet been released.
The van’s driver was charged with failure to yield, driving without a license, and failure to restrain the child.