Police Update: Child on bicycle hit by minivan in Athens

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Child’s bicycle lays in the street after crash at 8th Avenue & Madison Street

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ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – A 5-year-old child in Athens is recovering after a van hit her on Friday shortly before 8:00 p.m. Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said Jasmine Sawyers was riding a bicycle when a Ford Windstar collided with the bike.

Officers said the van was traveling north on Madison Street. The child on the bike crossed in front of the van near 9th Avenue. The driver told police they did not see Sawyers until it was too late.

Chief Johnson said Sawyers was flown to Huntsville Hospital where she is in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

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