Hit And Run In Macon Injures Seven Year Old Girl, Sends Her To Hospital

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MACON, Ga – The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run accident that injured a little girl. Deputies say it happened at 4077 Saint Charles Place just before 5 p.m. Saturday.

Deputies say 7 year old Zmya Whitus was at the edge of her driveway when she was hit by a car. The car keep driving south on Saint Charles Place after hitting the child. Whitus was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. No one else was injured.

The accident is under investigation. Deputies say they’re looking for a Honda or Nissan with four doors in connection to the hit and run.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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