CENTERVILLE — A 5-year-old girl was injured in an auto-pedestrian accident Friday in Centerville.
The incident was reported about 8:40 a.m. in a residential area near 2025 N. 560 West, said Centerville Police Chief Paul Child. Charlotte Healey was walking to school with her sister when she darted into the street for an unknown reason, he said.Comment on this story
Charlotte ran in front of a Suburban that was traveling about 20 mph, the chief said. The driver did not have time to stop prior to hitting the girl.
"The driver of the Suburban did not see the child but heard a thud upon hitting the child. The accident was witnessed by the older sister who ran home to tell her mom," according to Child.
Child said the girl suffered an "obvious fractured femur" and was taken by medical helicopter to Primary Children's Hospital. She was conscious but not alert when she was taken the hospital, he said.
The girls were walking to Reading Elementary School, 360 W. 2025 North, according to police.