Macon child hit by pickup on the way to school

Macon child hit by pickup on the way to school

lfabian@macon.comFebruary 3, 2014 

A 10-year-old Riley Elementary School student was hit by a pickup Monday morning on Edna Place.

Corey Thompson was in the crosswalk with a crossing guard just before 8 a.m. when he was knocked down to the ground at the corner of Greenbriar Road.

Layfatette Green, of Macon, was driving a Ford F-150 pickup southbound and hit the boy, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

Green was charged with failure to obey an authorized person directing traffic, the release stated,

He told crossing guard Christina Willis he didn’t see them, although she was standing in the middle of the road with her red stop sign, she said.

“He hit that kid before I could do anything,” said Willis, who was wearing a bright yellow rain coat. “He was hit by the front end of his car. ... It just knocked the little boy over.”

Corey was treated by ambulance EMTs, who bandaged his right arm.

The child was picked up by family members at the scene and taken home.

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