2-Year-Old Boy Hurt When Truck Rams Into SC Home

Sumter, SC (WLTX) - A two-year-old boy has been injured after a city of Sumter truck rammed into a home Monday.

According to the Highway Patrol, the truck ran off the shoulder of the road near the corner of McCray's Mill and Perry Boulevard. 

The truck traveled through the home, injuring the child.

The child's mother, Laura Burleson, said she was at work when the crash happened. Her husband her boy were there, and the father was holding the child in his arms in a recliner.

"If you don't know there is a God, this proves that God is real, because God had his hands on this whole situation," she said.

The mom says her boy had to be airlifted to the hospital in Columbia. At the time she spoke with us, she said doctors believed he'd broken his wrist and suffered some deep cuts, but otherwise, he was okay.

He may have to have surgeries on the cuts, she added. 

As for her husband, he suffered some road rash and was taken to Tuomey Hospital in Sumter, but was expected to be released in the afternoon. 

She said soon after the accident, her neighbors rushed over to help her family, and get their four dogs out of the home too.

"We have wonderful neighbors, they checked on us and everything," she said. 

The driver of the truck also went to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. It's unclear why the person lost control of the vehicle. 

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating. 

 

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