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Teen flown to hospital after being hit in front of Pulaski County High School


As of 6 p.m., the teenage boy remains in the hospital after deputies say he was hit by the side mirror of a van right in front of Pulaski County High School just before 8 a.m. Tuesday. 

10 News is not releasing the name of the teen because the family hasn't confirmed his name, but several people on social media are asking for prayers tonight.

The collision happened at this intersection of cougar trail road and mountain view drive.

A sheriff's deputy who's investigated crashes for many years says this is not a dangerous area, 
and the incident is "isolated."

The deputy says there are not a lot of crashes here, and deputies can't recall a pedestrian ever being hit in the area.

Deputies describe this as an accident. They say the teenager had just gotten dropped off when a van drove by and the side mirror hit the teen as he was walking toward the school.

An adult was driving the van and deputies say he wasn't speeding and wasn't distracted.

So far, no charges have been filed but the crash remains an investigation.

The teen was taken to New River Valley Medical Center before Lifeguard airlifted him to Roanoke Memorial.


A teenager had to be flown to the hospital after being hit by a car near Pulaski County High School.

Deputies responded to the intersection of Cougar Trail Road and Mountain View Drive just before 8 a.m. Tuesday for a car crash involving a pedestrian. 

When they arrived, deputies found a teenage boy who was in need of medical attention. A 2016 Ford van was in the road. 

According to the sheriff's office, the teenager was trying to cross the street to get to the high school. He was hit by the passenger's side view mirror of the van.

The teenager was taken to the New River Valley Medical Center, where a helicopter took him to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. 

Neither distracted driving or speed appear to be factors in this incident, according to the sheriff's office. 

Deputies are still investigating but so far, no one has been charged. 

Cougar Trail Road is now back open. 


There is a large police presence near Pulaski County High School on Tuesday morning. 

Emergency dispatchers say Cougar Trail Road is closed leading down to the high school. 

Virginia State Police is working a crash nearby, but it is not related to this incident. 

This is a developing story. 10 News has a crew on the way to learn more.