10 year-old girl hit by car


Russellville police Chief Chris Hargett, Lt. Scotty Lowery and Officer Chad Sheffield look over the scene where a 10 year-old girl was injured Tuesday after being hit by a mini-van. | Jonathan Willis/FCT


A 10 year-old Russellville girl was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon when she was struck by a vehicle on North Jackson Avenue, officials said.

Britney Garcia, of Filmore Street, was walking north on Jackson with two other children when she was struck by a green Ford Aerostar mini-van driven by 69 year-old William Clifton Lindley, of Russellville.

Police are still investigating, but said they do not expect any charges to be filed in the case.

The accident happened just south of Spry Funeral Home about 2 p.m.

Officers at the scene said Garcia appeared to be in “pretty bad condition” when they arrived.

Garcia was taken to Russellville Hospital and later airlifted to Huntsville Hospital. Her condition was not known at press time.

Tuesday’s accident marks the second time in a week’s span that a county child was injured after being hit by a vehicle.

A 17 year-old Russellville boy was injured last week while skateboarding near Tharptown Baptist Church.