Byron Middle student struck by car while walking to school

bpurser@macon.comApril 22, 2014 

A sixth-grader at Byron Middle School was struck by a car early Tuesday while walking to school.

The girl was taken to the hospital by ambulance with what were thought to be non-life threatening injuries, said Byron police Lt. Bryan Hunter. She was listed in stable condition, he said.

Chief Wesley Cannon, who went to the hospital, said he’s spoken with family.

“Right now, everything is looking hopeful,” Cannon said.

The girl was walking across Ga. 49 at its intersection with Main Street to reach the school when she was struck by a Honda Fit traveling north on Ga. 49, Hunter said. The accident happened shortly before 6 a.m.

“We’re still investigating and trying to put everything together to figure out what happened,” Hunter said.

Houston County sheriff’s Sgt. Eric Farris is helping Byron police with the investigation.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.

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