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Neighbors say intersection where girl was hit is dangerous

Posted at 10:07 PM, Sep 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-02 22:07:23-04

LANSING, Mich. (WSYM) - Lansing Police say a young girl is fighting for her life after being hit by a car in South Lansing.

It happened Friday afternoon near MLK and Reo Road.

FOX 47's Cryss Walker spoke with neighbors who say the intersection is dangerous.

“I was quite surprised”, said Brian McCormick who lives on Reo Road.

“We see fast cars go down here all the time but to see an accident right there down from my house was kind of scary. I've never seen an accident like that before.”

A young girl is in critical condition and neighbors say they are broken hearted.

People who live near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Reo Road say they were hurt to see the young girl laying in the street.

Lansing Police say an 11-year-old girl was struck by a car on Northbound Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

Officials say the girl was riding her bike when she was hit by the four-door sedan.

Accident investigators told FOX 47 News that the girl was being escorted by an adult, but got confused on when to stop or go.

Neighbors down the block on Reo Road say the flow of traffic is constant.

Some say their biggest fear became a reality Friday, the fear of child being hit.

“Somebody's gonna really get hit”, Dan Smith told Cryss Walker.

He says he lives across the street from an elementary school nearby and always felt that something bad could happen.

“Kids don't always watch what they're doing”, Smith continued.

Lansing Police say they do not believe alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident.