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Child Seriously Injured in Watauga County Accident

A child sustained serious injuries in an accident in Watauga County yesterday (February 28).

At 7:20 p.m. Wednesday (February 28), Boone Police, the Boone Fire Department, and Watauga Medics responded to the area of Blowing Rock Road and Rivers Street for a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.

Investigators learned that the accident occurred as a parent and child attempted to cross Blowing Rock Road and were struck by a vehicle. The child was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem with life-threatening injuries and is currently in critical condition.

At this time, the investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed. The Appalachian State University Police Department assisted with the incident.