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Boy in Surgery After Getting Hit by Car

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Update Friday 11:10 a.m.:

Pittsylvania Co., VA - Family members say 4-year-old Laron Harris is not in a coma but did have part of his skull removed since his brain swelled.

Harris was riding his bike on Hazel Lane at Banister Road when he darted out in front of the car and was thrown into a ditch.

Crews airlifted him to the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

It will be about a week for the brain swelling to go down. But other than that, he should make a full recovery.

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Videojournalist: Angela Fowler

Chatham, VA- A 4-year-old boy is in the hospital undergoing surgery after being hit by a car in Pittsylvania County Thursday afternoon.

Family members say Laron Harris was riding his bike on Hazel Lane and Banister Road when he darted out in front of a car.

They say the car hit him, and he was propelled up in the air and fell into a ditch. Harris was taken by helicopter to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

"He was just laying still like he was sleep he didn't open his eyes or nothing, but I think he was breathing though," said Marketta Day, his aunt.

"I put out a word to all adults who have children, whether they are teenagers or parents. Please watch out for the safety of your own child," said Kermit Hairston, EMS Lt. Callands Fire Dept.

Harris' mom says he did not open his eyes before going into surgery.

At this time there's no word if any charges will be filed.

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