ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A 6-year-old was seriously injured after she was struck by a car while crossing the 500 block of North Slappey Boulevard around 5 p.m. on Monday according to the Albany Police Department.
Police said Za'Niyah Mitchell, 6, was struck by a car driven by Chiaka Nealy, 36, when Za'Niyah, Lashaina Mitchell, 24, and A'Shantia Mitchell, 19, were all crossing North Slappey Boulevard from the Maryland's Fried Chicken parking lot.
The police report says that the three pedestrians were crossing the northbound lanes when the two adults stopped, but Za'Niyah continued to run across the southbound lanes.
A vehicle in the left lane stopped to avoid hitting the 6-year-old, but Nealy struck her in the right lane.
An employee at Maryland Fried Chicken, Kathryn Burnham, ran over and gave the child CPR.
"I have a 3 year old and all I could think to do was help as much as I could so I just tried to give her CPR until somebody could come and help better than I could. When she come to and started screaming she was just pulling at my hair and I just let her pull it as much as she wanted to and everything. I just tried to keep her still as much as I possibly could," said Burnham.
Police said Za'Niyah has a serious leg injury and was taken to Phoebe by EMS. She will be transferred to Navicent Health Care in Macon for further treatment.
No charges are pending at this time.
The case is still under investigation by APD's Traffic Unit.
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