An 8-year-old girl suffered serious injuries she was struck by a vehicle on Lee's Summit Road in Independence while riding her bicycle early Friday evening.
According to Independence Police, at 6:51 p.m. the girl was riding on the sidewalk on the east side of Lee's Summit Road near East 30th Street, accompanied by her grandmother, when she lost control and swerved onto the road and into the path of a Ford Ranger. The girl went under the vehicle, but it is unclear if she was dragged. Police did not know if she was wearing a helmet.
The girl was taken to a local hospital, and FOX4 News said she was then taken to Children's Mercy Hospital.