‘Grace of God’: Boy OK after tractor-trailer strike in NW Miami-Dade

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A boy suffered some scratches but did not sustain any serious injuries after, officials said, he was struck by a tractor-trailer truck in Northwest Miami-Dade, an an outcome the young victim’s family is calling a miracle.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene at Northwest 62nd Street and 32nd Avenue, at around 4 p.m. The area has been blocked off by Miami-Dade Police as they investigate the incident.

A family member said 12-year-old Cam’ron Mills had just bought some sunflower seeds and Skittles from a nearby gas station when he crossed the street to get to Martin Luther King Park. While crossing, relatives said, he was struck by the 18-wheeler.

“He was standing there in the turning lane, waiting for the southbound traffic to clear. Next thing he know, he just saw black and he woke up,” said Mills’ grandmother, who asked not to be identified or show her face on camera. “He was on the ground thinking that he was dreaming.”

According to MDFR, the child was transported by ground to Jackson Memorial Hospital as a precaution. However, police said, the child did not suffer any major injuries and is OK.

The child’s grandmother snapped pictures of Mills in his hospital bed wearing a neck brace and with scratches around his face just hours after he was hit.

Mills’ family said he is alert and talking. “He said he feels good. That’s what he said,” said Mills’ uncle, Lomar Lee. “I said ‘How you feel?’ He said, ‘I feel good,’ and I told him, ‘I love you, boy.'”

Loved ones said the outcome was a miracle. “Only the grace of God. Only God could do that. Only God could make you come back from something like that. I’m just happy he’s all right,” said Lee.

Police said the driver had the green light, but the incident remains under investigation.

Mills’ grandmother said the accident shouldn’t have happened. The family said the truck driver drove around another truck to make the light and didn’t see Mills standing in the street.

“You’re just trying to avoid traffic. You’re in that much of a hurry to try to avoid traffic, and you ran the child over point blank,” she said.

The truck driver stayed at the scene.

According to his grandmother, Mills is expected to be released from the hospital Saturday.

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