SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A 6-year-old girl, is in stable condition at Albany Medical Center after she was hit by a car Thursday evening.
News10 ABC spoke with the girl’s mother who identified the victim as Navaiah King.
Schenectady police say King ran out into the street between two parked cars without checking for traffic, and was struck by a passing car.
Police say alcohol, drugs, and speed were ruled out as contributing factors in the accident.
King’s mother, Bridget Lowery, disagreed with the irresponsible portrait of her daughter she feels the police have described.
Lowery says King did ask if there were any cars coming, and a neighborhood friend told her there were none. When King started into the road, Lowery says King’s brother told her to stop. King fell down and when she was getting back up, she was struck by the car.
Lowery says a family friend in his late 20’s was outside with the children.
King was taken to Albany Medical center where Lowery says she is currently in stable condition but battling multiple injuries including bruised and broken bones throughout her body and lacerated internal organs.
Police say they have determined speed was not a factor in the accident, but Lowery says the extent of her daughter’s injuries indicates to her that the vehicle must have been going faster than the local 30 mph speed limit.
Lowery says she wants people to know that her daughter, more than anything, is a “wonderful, well-spirited kid.”