11-year-old hit by car along N.C. 24-27

Published 2:21 pm Monday, March 8, 2021

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According to Albemarle police, a juvenile was struck by a car around 2 p.m. Saturday along N.C. Highway 24-27.

Kareem Maurice Hewitt, 19, of Albemarle was traveling east along the highway when the 11-year-old stepped in front of Hewitt’s 2017 Dodge, per the accident report. Hewitt attempted to swerve but collided with the pedestrian.

The pedestrian was taken to Atrium Health Stanly and sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Due to the victim being a juvenile, his name will not be released.

The estimated damage to the car is $500.


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Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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