A 6-year-old girl, Amara Young, was hit by an SUV while riding her bike Thursday night, and is listed in critical condition at a local hospital, Anchorage police say.
The child was riding near DeBarr Road and Valley Street, east of Muldoon Road, just before 9 p.m., when she was struck by a 1992 red Mazda SUV. The vehicle was driven by Adrienne Rost, 18, police say.
Officers found Young lying in the roadway, unresponsive and suffering possible head injuries.
Young had been riding with her sister.
Rost told police she was driving down DeBarr Road when Young came off of a dirt bike path right in front of her. Rost told police she did not have time to react, and her car struck the child.
It does not appear that Young was wearing a bicycle helmet, police said. No one has been cited.
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