UPDATE: Girl struck by car critical

Jan. 08, 2013 @ 05:20 PM

UPDATE: A 4-year-old girl was in critical condition Tuesday after she was struck by a car in a driveway outside her family’s home late Monday afternoon, according to High Point police.
The girl was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. It appears the girl went behind a car as it rolled in the driveway of a home on Asheboro Street southeast of downtown High Point.
The girl suffered head injuries. High Point Police Department officers are investigating whether the car that struck the girl slipped out of gear and began rolling along the driveway.
“It still under investigation. Due to the serious nature, we want to look at everything very carefully,” Capt. Mike Kirk said Tuesday.
Annually, more than 9,000 children ages 14 and under are treated in emergency departments for non-traffic injuries that happened while they were in or around motor vehicles, according to the organization Safe Kids USA.
According to figures compiled six years ago, “motor vehicle backovers were associated with an estimated 99 deaths and 2,000 injuries among children ages 14 and under,” Safe Kids USA reports. “It is estimated that backovers account for 45 percent of non-traffic crash fatalities and 20 percent of non-traffic crash injuries to children.”

 

A 4-year-old girl was hit by a car in the driveway outside her house late Monday afternoon, High Point police say.
The girl was struck at a residence on Asheboro Street about 5 p.m. The child was transported to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem for treatment of her injuries, said High Point Police Department Lt. B.W. Roberts.
The girl was struck “by a vehicle owned by her family,” Roberts told The High Point Enterprise Monday night.
Asheboro Street is southeast of downtown High Point. Further details weren’t available Monday evening.