Boy, 4, flown to hospital after wreck in Alamance County

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities said a 4-year-old was airlifted to the hospital after a truck overturned on North Graham Hopedale Road in Alamance County.

Trooper Robert Fuquay said the wreck happened around 1 p.m. Friday when the diabetic driver of a pickup lost control after his blood sugar dropped.

Troopers said the 1997 Ford truck ran off the right side of the road, hit a rock, went down an embankment, overturned and rolled into a field.

Authorities said the child was properly restrained in a booster seat, but was still injured and flown to UNC Health Care with non-life-threatening injuries.

The 26-year-old driver of the pickup was taken to Alamance Regional Medical Center with unknown injuries, officials said.

Troopers said charges are pending. The investigation is ongoing.

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