Student Hit by Vehicle While Crossing Street to Catch School Bus
A Robbins Elementary school student was hit by a truck this morning as he crossed the road to catch a school bus, according to authorities.
Slayton Maness, 8, was struck by a pickup truck at approximately 6:40 this morning on North Moore Road just outside of Robbins, said Trooper D.P. Barber of the State Highway Patrol.
Maness was air-lifted to UNC Hospitals. His condition was listed as stable in intensive care Wednesday afternoon.
According to family, he suffered multiple fractures.
Trooper Barber said the bus had activated its flashing lights and was slowing to a stop. It had yet to deploy its stop sign.
The boy left his driveway and attempted to cross the road when he was struck by a pickup truck driven by Billy Joe Binkley of Siler City.
Binkley saw the bus and was slowing down and he was not exceeding the road's posted speed limit of 55 mph, Barber said.
No charges have been filed.
Tim Lussier, adviser for community relations for Moore County schools, said Wednesday Monday the school system is waiting to hear an update on the student's condition.
"We regret that it happened," he said. "Certainly, we are hoping that we're going to hear good news about the child's condition."
Later that morning, school officials notified parents whose children were on the bus when the accident occurred.
Extra guidance counselors were at Robbins Elementary to help students with the situation all day Wednesday.
Principal Heather Seawell and assistant superintendent Brian Phillips traveled to the hospital Wednesday morning to monitor the student's condition.
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