A five-year-old girl from the Greene County side of Farmville remains in critical condition after being hit by a car Sunday evening.
The Highway Patrol says Amber Jones darted across the bridge on US 13 at the Greene-Pitt County line around 6:45 p.m. Sunday and was hit by a car.
Troopers say the child was fishing with her family when the accident happened. The family moved across the bridge to fish on the other side, the trooper said, when Amber ran back across the road to get a bag of potato chips she had left behind. It was as she was running back to her family that she was hit by the car.
Troopers say there was no way the driver could have avoided hitting the child. The driver reported slowing down when she saw the family on the side of the road, but the child ran out at the exact wrong time.
An ambulance transported the little girl to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Doctors told the trooper she suffered a brain injury. Tuesday afternoon officials at the hospital said Amber was still in critical condition.
A child is in critical condition at the hospital after officials say a vehicle in Greene County struck the child Sunday night.
It happened on US 13 at an overpass near the Greene/Pitt County line, about a quarter mile south of Arch Flanagan Rd.
A person in the area says the family was fishing. Troopers say the 5 year old darted across the road to grab something and was hit.
The child was transported to Vidant Medical Center.
The driver will not be charged.