Woman accused of hitting mother, child with car held on $500,000 bond

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — The woman accused of striking a mother and child with her vehicle outside a hospital in Burlington is being held on a $500,000 bond and now faces additional charges.

Stormie Vancil, 26, of Burlington, is charged with felony serious injury by vehicle in addition to driving while impaired.

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 Wednesday afternoon when they were both struck by a 1996 Nissan Sentra driven by Vancil.

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

Flynn was treated and released from the hospital. The child was airlifted to UNC Hospitals. As of Thursday, Aubrey was listed in stable condition, according to Burlington Times News.

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

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