Police: 8-year-old Wausau girl rushing across street hit by car

An eight-year-old Wausau girl was injured when she ran across a busy street on the city’s west side and was hit by a car just before a fireworks show at Marathon Park, according to a police report.

The incident happened about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on Sherman Street at 17th Avenue, the report said.

The girl was taken by ambulance to Aspirus Hospital with suspected serious injuries, the report said. A spokesman for the hospital did not immediately return a telephone message Thursday on the girl’s condition.

The driver of the car, a 52-year-old Wausau man, told investigators he was traveling westbound "when suddenly a girl ran in front of his car," the report said.

The driver supplied dash camera video of the incident "which showed the female running outside of a crosswalk, across the four-lane street before being struck by the front right corner of his vehicle," police reported.

The girl was running northbound, toward Marathon Park, the report said.

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