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Child crossing West Broad struck by SUV, seriously injured

By Joe Johnson

A child was seriously injured when she was struck by an SUV while crossing the street west of downtown Athens.

The incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when a group of kids were crossing West Broad Street at Chase Street, and one of them was hit by a 2006 Toyota Tundra that was traveling east on Broad.

"One of the pedestrians, an 11-year-old female, was struck by the Tundra. The pedestrian was transported by to a local hospital by EMS with suspected serious injuries." said Athens Clarke County police Lt. Shaun Barnett.

"The pedestrian's injuries were not believed to be life-threatening," he said. "The driver of the Toyota is a 52-year-old male of Stephens, and he is not expected to be charged. "

The Broadacres Homes apartment complex is located on the north side of Broad Street and a Dollar General store is on the south side.

A witness told police that the victim was with a group of children, who ran into the road in front of the SUV's path.

He said that the children did not use a crosswalk.

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Breadoflife Faiupu
Feb 04, 2023

Use the crosswalk next time?

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