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On Wednesday January 28 a two and a half year-old Bamberg child was taken to the Bamberg County Hospital Emergency Room and then air-lifted to MUSC in Charleston with severe head trauma after being struck by a tractor trailer.

According to a Bamberg Police report, on Wednesday January 28, 2009, at 7:55 P.M., the Bamberg Police Department was dispatched to 2307 Main Highway in reference to a motor vehicle involving a tractor trailer and child.

The reported stated that upon arrival officers found a tractor trailer stopped in the middle of the northbound lane of Hwy 301 in front of 2307 Main Hwy.

Officers found a young child lying in the road along the right side of the tractor.

After responding to the scene of the accident Bamberg city and county law enforcement officers canvassed the area including the Holiday and Ziggy's Motels trying to locate the child’s parents.

According to the incident report at approximately 8:35 P.M. officers were advised that the parents had been found. They arrived at the scene as the chopper from Charleston was circling to land.

The incident report said that the driver of the truck was not charged in the accident.

Events leading to the accident are still under investigation and supplementals will be added as the Investigation continues.

Responding to the scene were the Bamberg Rescue Squad, Bamberg County Sheriff’s Office, South Carolina Highway Patrol, and officers Allen Cook, and James Dantzler of the Bamberg Police Department.

The toddler’s condition was listed as stable on Friday afternoon. Officials said she suffered severe head trauma and injuries to her side.

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