Condition upgraded for 4-year-old girl struck by car

Condition upgraded for 4-year-old girl struck by car

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A four-year-old girl hit by a car Saturday afternoon is in critical, but stable condition.

According to a Jonesboro Police Department report, officers were called to the intersection of Freeman Street and West Matthews Avenue shortly before 4 p.m. in reference to a pedestrian accident. Police stated in the report a 27-year-old woman driving a 2004 Hyundai Elantra hit the girl.

The girl's father told Officer Ivy at the scene that they were playing with a rock and walking around the driveway when she was hit.

The girl was taken to Annie Camp Jr. High School by ambulance where she was then airlifted to LeBoneur Children's Hospital in Memphis. She was listed in critical, but stable condition as of Sunday afternoon, according to the hospital.

The woman told Officer Cole, who was also at the scene, that she was approaching the intersection of Freeman when she felt and saw something hit the front passenger side of her car. She told the officer she was driving about 20 miles per hour and pulled over immediately following the accident.

A witness, driving directly behind the woman, told Officer Cole the girl was at the edge of the driveway when she stepped into the road and bent over "as to pick something up" when she was hit. The witness also told the officer the woman never left the road and was not driving erratically.

The driver was tested for alcohol intoxication and passed the exam.

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