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Child hit by car raises concerns in neighborhood

By: Cheryl Glassford Email
By: Cheryl Glassford Email

Those who live in the Elkhorn Meadows subdivision in Georgetown say they have been complaining for a long time about traffic in their neighborhood. One mother says over the weekend her son almost lost his life.

"The car hit me," said 7 year-old Christian Best, who still has scratches and bruises on his face and arms.

Christian doesn't remember much about getting hit by a car this past weekend, but certainly recalls being hurt.

"My head was bleeding," he said.

Around 10:30 Saturday morning, the family was having a yard sale outside their home on Meadowview Way, when Christian went to help a buyer put something in a car across the street.

"He's a polite little boy," said Emma Best, the boy's mother, "He stepped back out when he got finished, then the car hit him."

She rushed to her son's side.

"I actually thought Christian was bad enough that he was going to pass," Best said, "but thank god he didn't pass, it was just a concussion and major bruising."

Best says the driver was not speeding, and it was simply an accident. However, she feels the incident should serve as a warning to other parents in the neighborhood.

"All my neighbors feel this is a really dangerous place for our kids," said Best.

With all of the children that play in the area, she says they've asked for more patrols to control speeders, and signs to let people know to watch out for kids.

"We're trying to get speed bumps, or 'kids at play' (signs) around here for them," she said.

She says they've also mentioned the issue to the Home Owner's Association.

In the mean time, Christian is recovering, and for that his mother is thankful.

Best says her son has a few more follow-up doctor's appointments but is expected to be just fine.


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