Middle schooler survives being hit by car

Middle schooler survives being hit by car


STORY. DALAUN? DALAUN: CAIDYN CHASE SAYS HE
USUALLY RIDES THE BUS TO GRETNA
MIDDLE SCHOOL. BUT TUESDAY, HE WALKED BECAUSE
HE HAD TO GET THERE EARLY. HE SAYS THE CRASH REMINDED HIM
THERE’S SOMEONE WATCHING OVER
HIM. IT WAS AT THIS INTERSECTION OF
216TH AND SCHRAM TUESDAY MORNING
THAT CAIDYN CHASE SAYS HIS
GUARDIAN ANGEL KEPT HIM COVERED.>>I REMEMBER SEEING HER PULL
OUT, AND THAT WAS IT. DALAUN: THE 8TH GRADER WAS
WALKING TO SCHOOL WHEN A CAR HIT
HIM. CAIDYN SAYS HE PRESSED THE
BUTTON, THE SIGNAL CHANGED, AND
THAT’S WHEN HE STARTED WALKING. HE THOUGHT HE WAS IN THE CLEAR
BECAUSE HE HAD THE RIGHT OF WAY,
BUT THE ENTIRE TIME, THIS LIGHT
WAS STILL GREEN, AND THAT’S WHEN
THAT CAR BARRELED TOWARDS HIM.>>I WAS ABOUT A FOURTH OF THE
WAY THROUGH, AND A LADY PULLS
OUT AND THEN HIT ME, BUT I DON’T
REMEMBER ACTUALLY GETTING HIT,
BECAUSE I BLACKED OUT. DALAUN: UNLIKE SO MANY OTHER
CHILDREN RECENTLY, CAIDYN WALKED
AWAY WITH A FEW BUMPS AND
BRUISES.>>BLESSED, FOR SURE. DALAUN: HE CALLS IT A BLESSING
FROM THE STEP-BROTHER WATCHING
OVER HIM. JEREMIAH BUTRICK CHASE DIED IN
2012 AFTER A CAR HIT HIM AT
144TH AND HARRISON. JEREMIAH WAS ALSO WALKING TO
SCHOOL, AND HE WAS 13, THE SAME
AGE AS CAIDY
>>IT WAS LIKE THE SAME
SITUATION, AND WE WERE REALLY
CLOSE, AND I JUST THINK HE DIDN’T WANT THE SAME THING TO
HAPPEN TO ME. DALAUN: HE JUST HOPES IT DOESN’T
HAPPEN TO ANYONE ELSE.>>I JUST FEEL LIKE DRIVERS
SHOULD PAY MORE ATTENTION AND
LOOK MULTIPLE TIMES BEFORE THEY
PULL OUT. DALAUN: REMARKABLE. CAIDYN SAYS HE ONLY SUFFERED
ROAD RASH AND A MILD CONCUSSION. DEPUTIES TELL US THEY DON’T PLAN

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