YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 14-year-old Michigan girl was struck by two vehicles and dragged nearly two miles while trick-or-treating on Halloween.
She was in critical condition at a hospital Sunday with undisclosed injuries, The Ann Arbor News reported (http://bit.ly/1N4ToFY ).
Authorities responding to a report of a traffic accident involving a pedestrian on Saturday night found the Ypsilanti Township girl along a roadway.
A 33-year-man had called 911 after initially hitting the girl, and then a second vehicle then struck the girl and dragged her before she became dislodged, Pittsfield Township Deputy Police Chief Gordy Schick said.
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“It’s almost unimaginable that you’d get dragged for two miles like that, but it’s a good outcome,” Schick said. “I know that she’s been talking, so she’s been able to communicate what was happening.”
A motorist that was driving behind the second vehicle told police he noticed something being dragged.
“He thought it was a Halloween prank or a possible animal trapped underneath,” Schick said.
That driver had to slam on his brakes after the girl came free of the car. He and a passing sheriff’s deputy helped the girl until paramedics arrived.
It was dark and raining at the time the girl was hit. She was crossing a road, but not in a crosswalk, and was wearing dark clothing.
The driver of the second car had not been found as of early Sunday afternoon.
Information from: The Ann Arbor News, http://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor