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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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One Comment

  1. The citizens from pungo to Knotts Island have made me so very proud to be among them as a citizen. Their display of love and respect is overwhelming. There are blue ribbons and flowers everywhere. It is so very touching and fulfilling to see the loving response of so many families. As I understand the WORD, to be absent here is to be in the arms of the Lord and it happens in the “twinkling of an eye”. This precious little fellow has been” twinkled” and is safe and sound in the arms of the Lord……forever. Such a tragedy for his family, I pray for their healing. The hearts of a large community wants the little guys family to know that we all love, care and respect them and we also mourn with you. This little guy has touched many. God bless and good day.

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