11-year-old hit by vehicle was being chased, father says
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- South Bend Police are investigating a crash that injured an 11-year-old pedestrian at Lincoln Way West and Allen Tuesday afternoon.
An initial investigation revealed the juvenile had attempted to cross Lincoln Way West on a bicycle, telling police she was trying to get away from other juveniles.
Officials say a female driver heading eastbound on Lincoln Way West reportedly saw the juvenile cross in front of the car but was unable to stop, striking the girl.
Police say the driver is cooperating with the investigation.
Her father believes she was being chased when she was hit.