Girl treated and released after running into oncoming car near Smithsburg school

February 15, 2011|By DAN DEARTH |

SMITHSBURG — An 11-year-old girl who ran into a car while on her way to school in Smithsburg on Tuesday morning was taken to Meritus Medical Center, where she was treated and released, Smithsburg Police Chief George Knight said.

The girl ran between two cars that were stopped in traffic and into an oncoming car that was traveling east on North Main Street in Smithsburg, he said.

The accident occurred about 7:45 a.m. between Smithsburg High School and Smithsburg Elementary School.

Knight said the youngster was on her way to Smithsburg Elementary School.

“The passenger vehicle was not at fault,” Knight said. “There will be no charges filed.”

Knight would not provide the child’s name because she is a juvenile.

Knight said that at the time of the accident, traffic was extremely heavy, as it is every morning in front of the schools.

He said the youngster ran into the left front corner of the vehicle.

Knight asked parents to make sure their children use crosswalks in an attempt to avoid accidents such as this one.

The Herald-Mail Articles