One-year-old girl struck by car in Puna

PAHOA, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) –A one-year-old Pahoa girl was critically injured Thursday after being run over by an SUV in a driveway. The vehicle was reversing out of the driveway when its left rear tire struck the girl around 6:30 PM.

The child suffered internal injuries and was taken to Hilo Medical Center in critical condition. She was later flown to the Queens Medical Center on Oahu.

The driver of the SUV, a 35-year-old Keaau man who was visiting the residence, was arrested for negligent injury, accidents involving death or serious bodily injury, and failure to have an driver's license or insurance.

The driver was released pending further investigation.

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