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9-year-old girl struck by vehicle in NW Harris County

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A single roller blade lays in the street where a 9-year-old little girl was hit by a truck Friday.

Debbie Andrews' grandson is best friends with the girl.

"She's very active," Andrews said. "Visits all the neighbors. Feel like she's our own child. (She's) at our house all the time."

The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office said the girl was rollerblading along Tami Renee Lane and went into the roadway.

"A vehicle was traveling the same direction and the child veered out into street and the car struck her," Lt. Sam Jolly said.

The girl suffered several broken bones and road rash.

She was flown by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital as a precaution.

"It's hard," Andrews said. "We were standing here and we could hear her screaming when they were putting her on a stretcher."

DJ Stone, a friend of the driver, said he didn't see the victim until the last second, and tried to avoid hitting her.

"He was telling me that he saw a kid jump in the street and he tried to swerve and miss and he hit curb," Stone said.

The  girl is expected to make a full recovery.

But the accident serving as a painful reminder to drivers to be careful in the roads, and for parents to keep a watchful eye on their children.

"It's a big thing, parental supervision. Especially when kids are playing in a heavily populated area," Stone said.