5-year-old seriously injured, taken to hospital, after being struck on Fruitwood Circle in Opelika, by a vehicle driven by Chandra Marie Carlisle, 33, who fled the scene and was later arrested.
Opelika girl, 5, hit by vehicle while walking away from ice cream truck now in satisfactory condition.
A 5-year-old suffered a head injury after being hit by a vehicle Tuesday evening after walking away from an ice cream truck in the 500 block of Fruitwood Circle in Opelika.
The child, later identified as Arianna Monique Thomas, was flown by medical helicopter to Columbus Regional Hospital, Opelika police released.
Witnesses told police they saw a vehicle traveling on the roadway and swerving at a high rate of speed at around 6:45 p.m. After the child was hit, the driver got out of the vehicle, then got back in and drove away.
A short time later, the driver of the vehicle, Chandra Marie Carlisle, 33, of Opelika, turned herself in to police. She is charged with first-degree assault and leaving the scene of an accident involving death or personal injury.
Opelika police are still investigating the incident, and the current condition of the child hasn’t been released.