Trick-or-treating girl struck by 2 vehicles, dragged for 2 miles

After a car struck the 14-year-old, a second vehicle hit her and dragged her for nearly two miles; she is in critical condition

Associated Press

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. — 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.

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.

"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.

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