Child hit by car, flown to Atlanta hospital

A child was flown to an Atlanta hospital Tuesday evening after being hit by a car on Birch Street in Porterdale, police said. 

Authorities in Newton County were notified of the crash via 911 about 5:30 p.m. 

The Georgia State Patrol is performing a re-creation of the crash, Porterdale Police Chief Jason Cripps said. The driver stayed on the scene.

Authorities did not release the child’s condition or the name of the hospital. 

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