Woman, child struck by vehicle outside hospital; driver charged with DWI

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A child is in critical condition after police say she was struck early Wednesday, along with her mother, by a driver later charged with DWI.long

Police say Melissa Flynn had just placed her 10-month-old child, Aubrey, in a stroller and was walking up to the emergency room at Alamance Regional Medical Center around 2:42 a.m. Wednesday when they were both struck by a 1996 Nissan Sentra driven by Stormie Vancil.

Police say the child went under the vehicle and the mother was knocked onto the hood.

Vancil was reportedly driving in the marked travel lane of the parking lot, but was “driving over the line.”

Police say Vancil’s boyfriend was in the car with her, and say they were “possibly arguing” at the time of the accident.

After further investigation, police charged Vancil with driving while impaired. Her bond is set at $7,500.

Flynn was treated and released from the hospital. The child was airlifted to UNC Hospitals and is in critical condition.

This incident is still being investigated.

Anyone with information should call the Burlington Police Department is asking for you to call 336-229-3530 or Crime-stoppers at 336-229-7100.


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