Woman backs over 19-month-old girl; didn't know she was behind car

SIKESTON, MO (KAIT) – A 19-month-old girl is in critical condition after police say a woman backed over her Friday afternoon.

According to the Sikeston Police Department, a woman was backing her car up on Watson Street, when she backed over a 19-month-old little girl. The driver apparently didn't know the child was behind her car. She picked the child up and took her to the hospital.

Police say they were contact by the Missouri Delta Medical Center in reference to a child that had been struck by a car in their emergency room. When police arrived they started questioning ER staff and witnesses about the incident.

The child was soon air-lifted to St. Louis Children's Hospital for treatment. The child's condition is unknown at this time, but police believe she is in critical condition.

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