NC teen hit by SUV while being chased out of haunted house, witness says
BLADEN COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina teenager was hit by an SUV while he ran out of a haunted house Saturday night, according to WECT.
Police responded to the scene around 11:45 p.m. and discovered the boy lying in front of the vehicle. A witness says the 14 or 15-year-old teenager was running away from someone holding a chainsaw when he was hit.
The Clarkton Haunted House spokesperson released a statement on the incident:
“This was a freak accident that happened at the haunted house tonight. Kid with the saw chased a group out of the back of the house like always. The kid that ran hadn’t gone through the house. I guess the actor thought he had and chased him to the peanut shelter. When the kid kept running the actor cut the saw off and started hollering for him to stop. The kid kept running so the actor took his mask off and jogged behind him still hollering for him to stop. The kid ended up running through the field and up through the ditch a 1/4 mile down the road towards Bladenboro. He ran onto the road, the actor was still yelling for him to stop. He ran back off the road onto the shoulder then stopped and ran right back in the road in front of the car. Luckily about half the house workers are on the fire department so first responders were there very quickly.”
The driver will not be charged and the teen is in stable condition and expected to survive.