Girl hit by car in Ga. was fleeing dog

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MCDONOUGH, Ga. — Henry County police say a 14-year-old girl was reportedly trying to get away from an aggressive dog when she was hit by a car and killed in McDonough.

Maj. Jason Bolton says Henry County High School student Miracle Parham was struck by a Saturn on Jonesboro Road this morning. Bolton says the girl was walking to her school bus stop when the dog began approaching her aggressively, prompting her to back up into the street.

Bolton says witnesses described the dog as a pit bull. He says police are trying to determine who owns the dog. He says the driver of the car was taken to a hospital with what appear to be minor injuries.

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PUPPYMOMMA 10/05/10 - 07:32 pm
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This is horrible. Hope they

This is horrible. Hope they find out who owns the dog and file some kind of charges. The owner (if they find him/her) will probably deny the dog's aggressiveness. I stopped to help a neighborhood child one day when she was trying to get to the bus stop. Another neighbor's dog had got out of his fence and was scaring her. Don't think that the dog wasn't aware of her hesitation. I only approached the dog because I had seen him behind the fence before and knew he wasn't vicious. When I told him he better get in his yard, he did. People should be aware that kids are not grown and don't know how to handle a potentially dangerous situation. Secure your pets/gates before leaving for work. Don't let them run around doing their morning "constitutions".

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