NEW INFORMATION: 5-year-old girl hit by car on Alma Center highway

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BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- The 5-year-old girl who was hit by a car Wednesday ended up with head and leg injuries.

Jackson County Sheriff Duane Waldera did not have a condition update on the girl Thursday afternoon, but says she seems to be doing fine, and that there are no indications that her injuries are critical. The girl was on a bike with her older sister Wednesday afternoon in Alma Center. That's when a car going west on State Highway 95 near North Park Street hit her.

"It appears that she just took off and darted out in traffic," Waldera said.

Waldera says the girl was thrown from the bike when the car hit it. The car was going between 10 and 15 miles-per-hour at the time of the crash. The Wisconsin State Patrol is helping the sheriff's department with the investigation.
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) --A 5-year-old girl was flown to the hospital after a car hit her.

It happened on State Highway 95 near North Park Street in Alma Center. Jackson County Sheriff Duane Waldera says emergency crews responded around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The driver of the car was at the scene when crews arrived. Waldera says the girl tried to cross the highway in front of the car when she was hit. The girl went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There's no word on why she tried to cross the road. Her name was not released.

Waldera says the Wisconsin State Patrol was called in to help with the investigation, which is still ongoing.

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