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Child run over by tractor driven by grandfather

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SIMPSON - A child is recovering after he was run over by a tractor this afternoon.

It happened on Blackjack-Simpson road in Pitt County.

Highway Patrol tells 9 On Your Side the 10-year-old boy was run over by a tractor driven by his grandfather.

Troopers say there was a hydraulic failure on a forklift attachment on the front of the tractor which caused it to jolt, throwing the child off. The tractor then rolled over him, breaking at least one leg.

He was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for treatment.

No charges are expected in the incident and no names have been released.

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