BREAKING: 13 Year-Old Girl Hit by Car
COLUMBIA - Police said a driver hit a 13-year-old girl at the corner of McBaine Ave. and West Ash St. around 7 a.m. Thursday morning. Police said a school bus was stopped at the intersection with its arm out for traffic. A dark-colored Saturn was traveling on West Ash toward downtown.
The girl saw the car, but misjudged how far away it was. She ran northbound into traffic crossing the intersection to the schoolbus. The car then struck her.
The girl was taken to University Hospital, where police said she received medical attention for a broken arm. She is expected to make a full recovery.
The driver of the Saturn spoke with police at the scene. He was not taken in to custody. No tickets have been issued.