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South Anchorage Girl on Bike Struck by SUV, Seriously Injured

Published On: May 09 2014 07:42:29 PM AKDT
Updated On: May 09 2014 11:23:15 PM AKDT

Anchorage police are responding to a South Anchorage vehicle-bicycle collision in which a 5-year-old girl suffered life-threatening injuries Friday evening.

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Anchorage police responded to to a South Anchorage vehicle-bicycle collision in which a 5-year-old girl suffered life-threatening injuries Friday evening.

APD spokesperson Jennifer Castro confirmed the crash, reported at Turquoise Street's intersection with Garnet Drive just after 6:15 p.m. Friday, describing it as “a non-fatal collision with serious injuries.”

“It is not a fatality at this time,” Castro said.

According to an APD statement Castro issued at about 8:10 p.m., the girl was struck inside the Dimond Estates Mobile Home Park, at 1200 W. Dimond Blvd.

"An initial investigation of the collision determined that the juvenile was riding her bike in the middle of a roadway intersection in the trailer park when a female driver turned left and struck the child," Castro wrote. "The child was not wearing a helmet. The driver remained on-scene and has been cooperative with police in the investigation."

Neighbors in the area say they were shocked by the crash, saying they're not used to such events.

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Thipphavong says the arrival of first responders was her first indication that something had happened.

Castro says the crash remains under investigation, with no charges issued in the incident.

This is a developing story. Please check KTUU.com and the Channel 2 newscasts for updates.