Four-year-old girl airlifted to hospital after being struck by vehicle in Suffolk

Posted at 6:22 PM, Mar 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-18 17:36:42-04

Suffolk, Va. - A four-year-old girl had to be airlifted to the hospital after she was hit by a car in Suffolk on Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency officials received the call at around 5:12 p.m.

This happened in the 900 block of Kilby Avenue in the Saratoga neighborhood off Carolina Road.

She was hit by a Chevrolet Cobalt in a driveway. The driver was a 25-year-old man who stayed on the scene after the accident. Neighbors tell NewsChannel 3 this happened in a gravel parking lot when the little girl was playing outside. That's when they say the car backed into her.

"It's devastating. It's a little kid for everybody that is injured, it's heartbreaking. I have an 8-year-old daughter myself, and I can honestly put myself in those parents shoes," says a neighbor.

The child was treated on the scene and then flown to the hospital by Nightingale to the hospital. She is now listed as stable.

The cause of this accident is still under investigation.

Officials say no charges are being filed in this case because it happened on private property.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for more updates.