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Child Airlifted After Accident At Home

UNC Aircare Helicopter & Crew on Helipad
UNC Air Car’s helicopter sits on the helipad outside Randolph Hospital (Scott Pelkey / Acme News Archive)

ASHEBORO NC – A three-year-old child had to be airlifted after an accident at a home in Asheboro.

On April 29th, 2021, at around 3:30 PM, first responders were called to a home on Miles Moffitt Rd. in Asheboro. Radio traffic from Randolph county 911 reported a three-year-old had been struck by a vehicle. Information later released by the Randolph County Sherriff’s Office said the child was accidentally injured when an “inexperienced individual was moving a vehicle in the yard and the vehicle made contact with the child before eventually came to a stop after hitting the house causing structural damage.”

The child was airlifted to an area hospital for evaluation. No information is available about the child’s condition at this time.

UPDATE – In an update from the Randolph County Sherriff’s Office we have learned today that the child injured in yesterdays accident succumbed to her injuries around midnight on April 29th, 2021.

Sheriff’s Officer investigators said that a young unlicensed driver was moving a vehicle in the driveway and accidentally backed into the residence, pinning the child between the vehicle and house. Officials with the Sherriff’s Office say after consulting with the Randolph County District Attorney’s Office, the incident is ruled as a tragic accident and no charges will be filed.