UPDATE: Girl hit by car as she darts across street 

UPDATE: Girl hit by car as she darts across street 

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A girl was taken to a Floyd County hospital after she was hit by a car.
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  • She was trying to get to one of her siblings on the other side, the Georgia State Patrol said.
  • No charges were filed against the driver, who remained on the scene.

A 10-year-old girl is in the hospital after a car hit her as she ran across the street, police said. 

The child was trying to get to one of her siblings on the other side when she was hit Wednesday afternoon on East Avenue in Cedartown, witnesses told the Georgia State Patrol.

Her mom motioned for her to come back when she darted across the road, authorities said. 

“She almost got struck in the westbound lane, made it across the continuous left turn lane, and was struck in the head when she entered into the eastbound lane,” the GSP said in a statement.

The girl was taken to a Rome hospital, Cedartown police Chief James C. Newsome Jr. said. Her status was not known Thursday. 

No charges were filed against the driver, who remained on the scene.

No other details were released. 

In other news:

Christina Hurt, 35, has been charged with aggravated child abuse and second-degree murder. Police said Ethan Coley, 1, suffered severe burns when his siblings tried to bathe him in scalding water. Hurt allegedly asked friends and looked online for burn treatments. Police are charging her for "adamantly refusing" to bring Coley to the hospital.

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