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Child struck by SUV in Anchorage mobile home park

By KTVA CBS 11 News 7:45 PM May 9, 2014

A 5-year-old girl was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being struck by an SUV Friday evening in an Anchorage mobile home park, authorities said.

The collision happened near the intersection of Turquoise Street and Garnet Drive around 6 p.m., according to witnesses. People in the Dimond Estates Mobile Home Park were celebrating a birthday when they said they saw a Toyota Highlander speeding down the road. They then heard a loud bang. Neighbors went to where they heard the noise and found the girl bleeding, they said.

An initial investigation determined that the girl was riding her bike in the middle of a roadway intersection in the mobile home park when a female driver turned left, striking the child, said Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro in a statement.

The driver of the Highlander remained on scene and has been cooperative with police, Castro said.

The girl was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Witnesses say she lost a lot of blood. The girl was not wearing a helmet, Castro said.

The collision is being investigated and no charges or citations have been issued, Castro said Friday evening.

–This is a developing story.

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