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Posted on Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 10:55 a.m.

Girl hit by car on Newport Road Tuesday has been released from hospital

By Kyle Feldscher

The girl who was struck by a car while crossing Newport Road Tuesday afternoon has been released from the hospital, Ann Arbor police said Wednesday.


Ann Arbor police respond to the scene of a traffic accident Tuesday afternoon on Newport Road where a girl was hit while crossing the street.

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The middle school-aged girl was crossing Newport Road about a block and a half north of Miller Avenue when she was struck by a car heading north, Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said. The girl was taken to the hospital by Huron Valley Ambulance and had been released by Wednesday morning, Bush said.

The girl was not crossing the street in a crosswalk and was cutting between cars, Bush said. No charges are being brought against the driver.

Police were called to the accident about 3:10 p.m. Tuesday. The girl had been transported to the hospital by about 3:40 p.m.

Forsythe Middle School administrators told parents in an email Wednesday morning that the girl attended the school. Police did not release her name Wednesday morning.

There is a crosswalk on Newport Road, but it is further north on the road toward Forsythe Middle School and Wines Elementary School.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Fri, Apr 13, 2012 : 2:56 a.m.

"The girl was not crossing the street in a crosswalk and was cutting between cars, Bush said. No charges are being brought against the driver" Whoa, whoa, wait a minute here. You mean the driver wasn't: -speeding -drunk -high -texting -cell phoning -driving agressively -careless -reading the newspaper -blah -blah -blah I thought we had this guy tried and walking the plank the other day? What happened? Oh, the truth came out.


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 3:54 a.m.

I hope the car is okay then!

Linda Peck

Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 12:37 a.m.

This is great news!


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 9:25 p.m.

I hope the young girl is fine. Seems like a lot of officers in one place at once. Why so many to investigate?

Kyle Feldscher

Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 9:50 p.m.

What Lt. Bush told me today was that any time there is a call of a pedestrian vs. car or motorcycle vs. car accident, police assume the worst and all available units respond to the scene. Sometimes it can be a serious, fatal crash and sometimes it's not, but that's their protocol. All but the original responding officers left the scene shortly after this photo was taken.


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 9:35 p.m.

Because someone was hit by a car. They never know if someone will get combatant/hysterical on scene or if there is drugs and alcohol involved which require sobriety tests. Also they like to seperate witnesses so they don't influence each other. Also they might have had to direct traffic. Also to keep gwakers away. That is just a handful of reasons.

Dan Ezekiel

Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 8:03 p.m.

Several Forsythe teachers and staff members happened to be at the scene. They got out of their cars and helped the victim until first responders arrived. One of the teachers accompanied the girl to the hospital in the ambulance. Wonderful news that the girl will be OK.


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 7:33 p.m.

Good news to hear


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 5:19 p.m.

Wonderful news that she's going to be OK.