December 10, 2015: At 5:53 pm, Franklin Police officers responded to Liberty Pike and Brick Path Lane (near Eddy Lane) after receiving reports that a child had been struck by a vehicle.
The 4-year-old Franklin girl was at the curb with her father, waiting for traffic to clear, when she unexpectedly darted into the road. The child cleared the westbound lane of Liberty Pike, but ran into the path of a car traveling east. She is in critical but stable condition at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville.
Investigating officers say that the driver, a 74-year-old Franklin man, clearly did everything he could to avoid hitting the child. No charges are expected in this unfortunate accident.