Woman, 2 children hit by truck near Lawrenceville identified

Investigators believe a woman and two children darted into a crosswalk Thursday morning before being hit by a truck in Gwinnett County.

The three were hit around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of McKendree Church Road and Riverside Parkway, Cpl. Ed Ritter with Gwinnett police said. The intersection is in the Lawrenceville area, about a half-mile from McKendree Elementary School.

The woman, identified in a Gwinnett police incident report as 30-year-old Ebony Mayfield, sustained leg, hip and lower back injuries. Ritter said she was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center for her significant, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The children, listed in the report as 10-year-old Elyse Mayfield and 8-year-old Aiyona Mayfield, were transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite with non-life-threatening injuries, Ritter said. Both reported leg injuries, according to the report.

Officers believe the driver of a Ford F-150 truck had the right-of-way while entering the intersection. Witnesses told officers that the light was green for the truck and that the three pedestrians ran across the roadway in front of it.

“The pedestrians darted into traffic in a crosswalk against a ‘red hand,’” Ritter said in an emailed statement.

The reporting officer wrote that the pedestrians were at fault for crossing without right of way.

The truck sustained minor damage and was removed from the scene by its driver, the report said.

The intersection was temporarily blocked Thursday morning following the crash.

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