Child hit by dump truck

1:05 pm | October 11, 2012

A young child walking across Broad Street was struck by a dump truck at Lynn Avenue this afternoon.

The Elizabethton Police  Department, Elizabethton Fire Department and Carter County Rescue Squad were called to the intersection at 1:20 p.m. Thursday. The child was unresponsive at the scene and was rushed to a local hospital.

EPD Chief Matt Bailey said officers will close the intersection to investigate the accident to determine the cause. The Tennessee Highway Patrol was called to inspect the dump truck.

See Friday’s Elizabethton STAR for additional information.

Photo by Brandon Hicks
Local emergency personnel work the scene of an accident at Broad Street and Lynn Avenue on Thursday afternoon. A young child walking across the street was struck by a dump truck.

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