A 2-year-old girl is alert and does not have any broken bones after being struck by a vehicle in Orange Park Thursday.
Karen Padgett, a family friend, was in the front yard of the home when the car went over the girl, Amelia in the 400 block of Cleveland Avenue at 11:06 a.m.
"I turned around and seen her running to her daddy," Padgett said. "I thought, she's up and she's screaming that's good, let's call 911."
She was transported to Wolfson's Children's Hospital with possible traumatic injuries, firefighters said. Padgett says Amelia appeared to be hurt but not seriously injured. The family is waiting for the results of a CT scan but the X-rays showed no broken bones, Padgett said.
The family is hopeful for Amelia's full recovery.
"I'm glad everybody's concerned for her and I put it out there to pray for her," Padgett said.
Authorities didn't say if the driver stayed at the scene or not. They also didn't release the driver's identity or vehicle description.
The Clay County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.
Hundreds are killed and thousands injured in similar incidents every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
With summer break right around the corner, parents are urged to take extra caution in driveways and neighborhoods as more kids will be outside throughout the day.