12-year-old struck by vehicle while crossing road in Winston-Salem; driver not charged
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A 12-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle Thursday morning in Winston-Salem.
According to the Winston-Salem Police Department, a vehicle was traveling southbound in the right-hand lane of University Parkway near Northwest Boulevard just before 9 a.m. when the accident happened.
The 12-year-old was hit after he stepped out into oncoming traffic while trying to cross the street.
The boy was taken to Wake Forest Medical Center for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators determined the accident was caused by the pedestrian because he was crossing the road several hundred feet north of the crosswalk.