CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. — A teenager has been flown to a Charlotte hospital after being hit by a car Monday morning.
According to WSOC, 15-year-old Grayson Walker was struck by a car after running out into the road after his dog around 7:30 a.m.
Troopers say Walker was trying to get to his dog, who had just been hit by a car. Walker was thrown 70 feet into the air after being hit.
The accident, which happened on Fairwood Drive just off of Highway 321, was right in front of the teenager’s two brothers and mother.
Walker was flown to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Troopers are still investigating the accident and said charges are pending against the driver who hit Walker.