What happened to the girl hit by a ca...

What happened to the girl hit by a car on Thursday?

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Concerned visitor

Richmond, KY

#1 Jan 1, 2011
My parents saw a teen girl that was hit by a car on Thursday, Dec. 30th, near the Ripley area in downtown Gatlinburg. We've all been concerned to find out if she's okay or not, but I can't find a single news story about her. Does anyone even know about this accident or if the girl is okay?

My mom said it looked like the car had swerved to change lanes and the girl had stepped out in the street at just the wrong time.

Thanks for any info!
mrdragon

Ringgold, GA

#2 Jan 1, 2011
here in gatlinburg,they try not putting bad things in the newspaper so it want make the tourest stop coming
Concerned visitor

Richmond, KY

#3 Jan 1, 2011
That's not good, suppressing news stories. I mean, bad things like that happen everywhere. I don't think that would slow down tourism at all though. If anything, that might raise awareness that motorists and pedestrians BOTH need to be extra careful with all the holiday crowds around.

Well, thanks anyways. Hopefully the girl is okay.
local

Seymour, TN

#4 Jan 1, 2011
It was a five year old girl and she was airlifted to the hospital. If it wasn't in the paper yet, it's probably because it happened to late for today paper. They do put things in the paper. This girl needs our prayers.
local

Seymour, TN

#5 Jan 1, 2011
we were in Gatlinburg today and the tourists were just walking across the street through the cars. They need to obey the laws!
Lucy

Johnson City, TN

#6 Jan 2, 2011
I saw this event happen with the young girl New Year's Eve. I pray she is ok! I also heard earlier, that someone was struck by a car the day prior too! So both incidents did occur within a day of each other. Traffic can be horrendous there and it is so easy for someone to walk out in front of a car. It is scarey for us to drive through Gatlinburg, even if we are cautious! We have reverted to leaving our car in Pigeon Forge and taking the trolley into Gatlinburg now.

Since: Aug 08

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#7 Jan 3, 2011
local wrote:
we were in Gatlinburg today and the tourists were just walking across the street through the cars. They need to obey the laws!
Amen to that statement.

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