Child hurt after mother’s car hydroplanes

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 5, 2002

A four-year-old Suffolk boy sustained minor injuries on Tuesday after a car his mother was driving hydroplaned.

Myra Childs, of the 3800 block of Nansemond Parkway, was traveling on Shoulder’s Hill Road in the city around 3:20 p.m. when her 1989 Honda Accord left the roadway in a curb, according to Suffolk Police Spokesman Mike E. Simpkins.

The child was treated and released from Sentara Norfolk General, and the mother was not injured.

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Both occupants of the car were wearing seatbelts and no charges were filed, said Simpkins.