Greenville police investigating pedestrian versus car accident


By Daily News • Last Updated 3:05 pm on Monday, November 14, 2011

Daily News/Kelli Ameling A young girl was struck by a car traveling westbound on Orange Street near Barry Street on Wednesday evening. The accident is still under investigation.

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Department of Public Safety is investigating a minor pedestrian vs. car accident after receiving somewhat conflicting stories.
Timothy Root of Greenville saw a young girl get hit by a vehicle driving west on Orange Street near Barry Street at about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Root said the girl was talking to other children on the south side of Orange Street. She took off across the street and was struck by a vehicle.
Root said the vehicle skidded about 20 feet before striking the girl and sending her onto the curb on the north side of Orange Street.
It is unclear how fast the car was going, what the girl was doing before running across the road and whether she looked for traffic before running.
The girl’s father came to the scene and took her before a Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services ambulance arrived.
Greenville Public Safety Officer Sean Parsons said he believed the girl’s father took her to Spectrum Health United Hospital, but was unable to get her identity or her side of the story before she left.
Witnesses claimed the girl’s name was Hailey.
Parsons said the accident is under investigation until he is able to talk to both the girl and the driver.

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