MACON, Ga. — A little girl is in critical condition after she was hit by a car while riding her bike. Around 6 p.m. on Friday, the Bibb County Sheriff's Office says a 9-year-old girl was riding her bike along the 5200 block of Bloomfield Road. Police say she crossed in front of the car when the driver hit her.
Darius Dorsey says he lives in the same complex as the girl and sees her riding her bike often.
"I can't believe it. It's got me shocked up because she was a sweet young girl and I seen her every day and she wanted to play with my 4-year-old daughter," said Dorsey.
Sergeant Clay Williams says 17-year-old Logan Dean Yarbrough was driving a Mercury Grand Marquis with a 16-year-old in the passenger seat when he hit the girl. Jarvis Harden says he was riding in the car with his mother outside of the Colony West Apartments and saw what happened.
"We seen the girl fly in the air. We stopped. We turned around. When I got out of the car, I ran to see if the girl was OK," said Harden.
The girl was taken to the Medical Center, Navicent Health and listed in critical condition before she was airlifted to the Egleston Children's Hospital in Atlanta, according to a press release.
"I'm praying that she makes it through this situation," said Dorsey.
The sheriff's office says no one else was injured in the accident. A press release says charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.