YORK — A 6-year-old girl was hit by a sports utility vehicle in York on Saturday, less than a week after a boy was hit by the same type of vehicle.
At about 3:12 p.m., police say the girl ran out in front of a 1997 Ford SUV on Ross Cannon Street, said York Police Chief Andy Robinson. The car hit her and she suffered a broken leg, but "otherwise appeared in good condition."
The car's driver, a 53-year-old woman, is not facing any charges, Robinson said.
It's unclear if the girl was playing near the street, but Robinson said an ice-cream truck was in the area at the time. A car was parked on the curb, hiding the girl from the oncoming driver until it was too late and she was already in the street.
The girl was taken by ambulance to Piedmont Medical Center. She was released and is now recovering at home, police say.
Last Wednesday, a 3-year-old boy was hit by an SUV after running out in the street in front of the vehicle, police said.
Robinson said several other children were nearby when the accident happened.
He was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He is back home, Robinson said on Monday, and is in good condition.
The driver of the car was not injured and was not charged.
Robinson included the following statement in an email to the media: "The York Police Department would like to ask all parents to talk with young children and emphasize the dangers of crossing roadways before checking to make sure no vehicles are coming. Education and supervision of young children is paramount to their safety."