Reidsville police investigate after child almost hit by car

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REIDSVILLE, N.C. -- Witnesses say things escalated on Lindsey Street in Reidsville, after a driver slammed on his brakes to prevent from hitting a child.

Police were contacted by a driver around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The driver said an angry group of people yelled at him, damaged his car and attacked him and his passenger following the close encounter with the kid. The child, who family members say is 1 years old, was not hurt.

However, FOX8 spoke with a few people from the crowd who confronted the driver. They admitted to having a verbal altercation with the driver but say no members of the group touched the driver or his passenger and did not touch his vehicle.

The family says the home is located close to the street and say drivers need to pay attention.

At this time, investigators are gathering evidence and interviews to get to the bottom of what happened. Charges could be filed if police can prove that a member/members of the crowd were physical or violent.

A police report states that the driver of the vehicle filed a complaint for simple assault and damage to personal property. The driver states that the damage to his vehicle was valued at $1,000.