King Clinkscales

11-year-old King Clinkscales

Crash in Greenville

A photo of crash in the Berea area in Greenville (FOX CAROLINA/May 6). 

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX CAROLINA) - An 11-year-old boy has a road to recovery after being hit by a car in Greenville County on Thursday night.

According to Highway Patrol, the crash happened at 10 p.m. and they along with firefighters blocked off the road. They say that the crash occurred near a home along North Franklin Road. 

Highway Patrol says the driver was a 20-year-old with a one-year-old child in the car. They add that both people were properly restrained and seat belted into the car.

The driver struck 11-year-old King Clinkscales while traveling south on Franklin Road, according to Highway Patrol. King's father tells us he is autistic. He suffered two broken legs, one broken arm, one broken wrist, and internal injuries from the accident, says his father Joe Clinkscales. Highway Patrol says King was taken to Prisma Health. Clinkscales says his son does not have any life-threatening injuries, but he does have a lot of surgeries ahead of him. 

According to Highway Patrol, the driver is not facing any charges right now for the crash. 

King's parents have also started a Gofundme page for him here:

Stay tuned, we are working on getting more information. 

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