A Danville girl remained in critical condition today after being hit by a sport-utility vehicle while crossing a street near her home Sunday night.
Police said they were called to Hill-n-Dale Drive near Long Run Community Apartments about 7:30 p.m. after reports of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. Witnesses told police Catherine Gooch, 31, of Danville was southbound on North Hill-n-Dale when Delanie L. Jones, 5, ran from between a parked vehicle into the roadway and was struck by Gooch’s SUV.
Bustle said the investigation showed Gooch had no chance of slowing or avoiding the collision when the girl ran into the road.
The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics with Boyle County Emergency Medical Services before being airlifted to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington with what appeared to be life-threatening injuries. Bustle said she suffered head, spine and pelvic injuries.