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Updated: Child dies from injuries sustained when hit by vehicle on private property in Pungo

Emergency vehicles are seen on the 1400 bock of Princess Anne Road after a child was struck by a vehicle on private property on Tuesday, Jan. 8. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

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PUNGO (Updated at 6:50 p.m.] – A child who sustained serious injuries this afternoon when the child was struck by a vehicle on private property has died, according to city police.

The incident happened in a private driveway along the 1400 block of Princess Anne Road. Shortly after 2:30 p.m., emergency responders were called to the scene.

“A small child was accidentally struck by a vehicle,” said Master Police Officer Linda Kuehn, a spokesperson for the city police department.

First responders worked to save the child there. They initially sought Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance support, but, due to anticipated response time, the child was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.

There, according to a statement by police, the child died due to their injuries.

Police did not release additional information, including the child’s name or age, citing legal restrictions from doing do.

The matter remains under investigation by the police Fatal Crash Team.


Ed. — The earlier post follows.

PUNGO – A child sustained serious injuries today when they were struck by a vehicle while on private property, according to city police.

The incident happened along the 1400 block of Princess Anne Road at about 2:36 p.m., when emergency responders were called to the scene.

“A small child was accidentally struck by a vehicle,” said Master Police Officer Linda Kuehn, a spokesperson for the city police department. “Right now, we know it’s serious injuries.”

Traffic along Princess Anne Road was stopped between West Neck and Jarvis roads for perhaps 30 to 40 minutes before reopening to one-lane traffic.


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