A five year old girl is recovering from injuries she suffered when she ran out into a street, and was hit by a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s patrol car.
The accident happened just before six Friday night, on the 5900 block of Birch Street in Carpinteria. Deputies say the little girl ran into the street from between two parked cars. The patrol car was only moving at about ten miles an hour when the accident happened. The officers stopped, and started providing first aid until firefighters could reach the scene.
She was taken to a hospital with what Sheriff’s Office officials say are non-life threatening injuries.