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11-year-old boy critically injured at trunk-or-treat event

November 2, 2019

OAK RIDGE, N.C. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy was critically injured when he was struck by a vehicle while attending a trunk-or-treat event at a church in North Carolina.

WFMY-TV reports that the boy — identified as Noah Chambers — was attempting to cross the road at the event Friday night about 7:15 p.m. The event was held at Bethel United Methodist Church.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said the boy remained in critical condition Saturday at Brenner Children’s Hospital.

A family member told the television station that the family is praying that “God will heal Noah.” The family member said: “We need a miracle.”

First responders told WFMY that the driver of a Jeep SUV who hit the boy stopped and remained on the scene during the investigation.

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Information from: WFMY-TV, http://www.wfmynews2.com/