GREEN LEVEL, NC — An 11-year-old boy in Alamance County is recovering after a work van struck him as he walked to the bus stop Tuesday morning.
The driver of that van, Eleazar Cabello, is charged with driving while license revoked and failure to reduce speed in order to prevent an accident.
According to the State Highway Patrol, which investigated the incident, Cabello was wiping the morning dew off of his windshield and did not see 11-year-old Steven Dixon because of the morning sun shining in his eyes.
Dixon suffered a broken right leg and injuries to his left leg. He has crutches but says both legs hurt too much to use them.
“He hit my legs, and then he stopped and rolled back over my legs again,” Dixon said.
The van was wrapped in CertaPro Painters labeling. Certa Pro did not respond to calls to find out why Cabello was driving one of its vans with no license. No one at the Cabello’s residence answered the door as well.
Steven Dixon’s grandfather Edison Sturgues saw the accident and said it wouldn’t have happened if Cabello hadn’t been driving.
“It’s a lot of people drive with no license. I know they can’t catch them all but to me it’s just unsafe,” Sturgues said.