N.C. Student Struck In Hit-And-Run

Dirk J. Derrick
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Posted on Aug 31, 2010
   A 7-year-old Charlotte boy was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run as he left school Monday afternoon. The young student, Devontae Sinclair, was rushed to the hospital following the incident.

   He was crossing the street with his mother at 2028 Little Rock Road when he was struck by the car, officials said.
A Tuckaseegee Elementary student, Sinclair was transferred to Carolinas Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

   The driver actually got out of the car and told a witness Sinclair was going to be fine, before leaving the scene, the witness said. The vehicle is said to be a champagne-colored Mazda Millenia.

   Lewis Tyler, who lives across the street from the school, said drivers often speed through that stretch of Little Rock Rd. He told a local reporter that the flashing school light that signals drivers to slow down (from 35 mph to 45 mph) doesn't work.

   "There's a flashing school sign, but as of today, it wasn't flashing," he said. "It's just got one solid light."

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