An 8-year-old boy whose bicycle collided with a vehicle Tuesday evening in Indian Land, S.C., has died of his injuries at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
The collision happened near the Glen Laurel subdivision near the N.C. line.
The child was taken by ambulance to a landing zone near the Lowe’s Home Improvement store on Fort Mill Highway. From there, a medic helicopter took the child to Carolinas Medical Center.
He died about midnight Tuesday.
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The boy went through a stop sign on his bicycle and hit a corner of a Honda Accord, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Troopers said the child was not wearing a helmet. The Highway Patrol has not released the boy’s name.
Neighbors told WBTV that an off-duty EMT lives in the neighborhood and helped the boy before he was taken to the hospital.
Stella Williams of Lancaster, S.C., was passing through the neighborhood as the wreck happened.
“I prayed for the mother, prayed for the little boy, just kept on praying cause everybody was hysterical, just highly upset with the blood, with the tragedy,” Williams said.
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