7-year-old struck by car in Socastee area

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A 7-year-old was struck by a Jeep in the Socastee area of Horry County last Thursday, confirmed Cpl. Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

At about 4:20 p.m. on March 1, the 7-year-old victim ran out of a private drive in front of a Jeep sport utility vehicle on Rosewood Drive, Collins said. The victim was transported to the hospital.

"We didn't know who it was ran out and seen that it was our neighbor's son. He was laying on the ground unconscious, bleeding from his nose and his ears," said neighbor Christina Barker.

Family members say the boy has undergone several surgeries.

"He has a broke femur, he has some head damage, he's not breathing on his own supposedly," said Barker.

No charges have been filed against the driver of the Jeep, Collins confirmed.

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