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Sheriff: Girl got out of car seat, hit by vehicle

Posted May 17, 2009 1:24 p.m. EDT
Updated May 17, 2009 4:00 p.m. EDT

— A 4-year-old managed to get out of her car seat and put the vehicle in gear before it ran her over Saturday morning, Lee County Sheriff Tracy Carter said.

The girl's mother left the girl in her car seat when she went inside their house 1050 Swann's Station Road to talk to her husband, Carter said. The girl somehow managed to get out of her car seat and put the vehicle in gear. When it started moving, Carter said, she tried to get out, and the vehicle ran over her lower extremities.

The girl was taken by ambulance to Central Carolina Hospital and then flown to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. The sheriff said she was expected to recover.

Carter said the sheriff's office does not expect to file charges.