CAROVA BEACH, N.C. — A 7-year-old boy is recovering in the hospital after a sheriff's department vehicle hit the child at Carova Beach.
The accident happened after 9:30 a.m. Saturday near milepost 16 on the beach, Currituck County’s chief of fire-EMS Ralph Melton said.
A Currituck County Sheriff's Office four-wheel-drive vehicle hit the boy going 5 mph. The child suffered minor injuries and airlifted to Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Norfolk as a precaution, Melton said.
The Sheriff's Office said the child was released the next day.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.