UPDATE: Harrisonburg toddler in critical condition after being hit by car

By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email
By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email

UPDATE: According to Harrisonburg police, the 2-year-old child hit by a car Saturday is in critical condition.

A corporal with the department said the girl had multiple skull fractures.

The incident took place on the 100 block of East Johnson Street.

Neighbors said the child's mother was driving and rolled over her daughter multiple times.

The girl was first taken to Rockingham Memorial Hospital but was later airlifted to the University of Virginia Medical Center.

The case is still under investigation.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- A 2-year-old girl is in the hospital after her mother put the car in reverse and rolled on top of her.

Neighbors we spoke with on Johnson Street says it appears to be an accident.

They said the mother was driving a green Toyota when she backed up repeatedly over her 2-year-old daughter.

Police marked the area where the little girl's blood was discovered with spray paint.

Penny Shelley lives near the scene and said she tried to get the mother to stop driving before it was too late.

"I looked across the street and I seen the little girl and the mom had got in the car and she had backed up and I was hollering to tell her the baby, the baby and before I knew it, she was up underneath the car," Shelley said .

The girl was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center.


WHSV.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WHSV-TV3
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 211695151 - whsv.com/a?a=211695151