11-Year-Old Girl Hit by Pickup Truck in Savannah, Georgia


February 25, 2019

SAVANNAH, GA. – According to a news story posted online by wtoc.com, an 11-year-old girl was hit by a pickup truck in Savannah, Georgia. The girl was reportedly attempting to cross a roadway in Savannah, when the truck hit her. She is said to be in serious condition.* 

The accident happened sometime on February 24 in Savannah. WTOC reports that a group of children was attempting to cross Skidaway Road, near LaRoche Avenue. It is unclear how many children were in the group. WTOC and the Savannah Police Department report that all of the children stopped in the middle of the roadway, except for one girl. 

It appears the other children were waiting for oncoming traffic to pass, but the 11-year-old girl stepped into the road. WTOC and police say the girl walked in front of a pickup truck, and the truck driver was not able to stop in time to avoid hitting her. 

It is not clear at this time whether the children were in or near a crosswalk on Skidaway Road or whether a crosswalk was available. The 11-year-old girl was injured in the accident, according to WTOC. It is not clear where she was transported following the wreck, but WTOC reports that she is in serious condition. The girl has not been identified. 

WTOC did not say that any other children were injured. The Traffic Investigative Unit of the Savannah Police Department is investigating the collision, and officers had not yet reported further information at the time the WTOC article was posted. 

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Source:http://www.wtoc.com/2019/02/24/year-old-serious-condition-after-driver-unable-stop/

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