Florida girl steps into path of car after dog startles her

December 6, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a barking dog startled an 11-year-old girl, who stepped off the sidewalk and into the path of a car near Orlando.

Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Kim Montes said in a news release that Nunka Exantus was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando on Thursday morning. She said the girl had serious injuries.

Montes said 31-year-old Sury Vasquez Benitez was not able to stop her pickup truck in time to avoid hitting the child.

Troopers are continuing to investigate.

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