Athens police ID 5-year-old hit by vehicle while riding bike - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Athens police ID 5-year-old hit by vehicle while riding bike

Scene of bike vs. vehicle accident in Athens (Source: WAFF) Scene of bike vs. vehicle accident in Athens (Source: WAFF)
Scene of bike vs. vehicle accident in Athens (Source: WAFF) Scene of bike vs. vehicle accident in Athens (Source: WAFF)
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

Police have identified the five-year-old struck by a vehicle Friday night.

Athens police chief Floyd Johnson identified the child as Jazmine Sawyers.

Chief Johnson said the accident happened at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Madison Street just before 8:00.

Chief Johnson said Sawyers was riding her bike and crossed in front of a Ford Winstar minivan driving north on Marion Street and approaching 9th Avenue. Police say the driver wasn't able to see Sawyers in time and struck the young girl.

Sawyers was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital where she remains in the pediatric intensive care unit.

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