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Toddler hit by car while Trick-or-Treating

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The hospital where the girl was transported. The hospital where the girl was transported.
A police car on the scene after the girl was hit. A police car on the scene after the girl was hit.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Trick-or-Treating took a dangerous turn for one Louisville family Wednesday night when their 3-year-old was hit by a car.

The child was hit in the Plantation neighborhood, near Bayou Way and Blossom Lane, at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday.

The child was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital.

It was a big scare for the family and neighbors on Halloween night. Police said the 3-year-old girl was Trick-or-Treating with family when somehow she wandered into the street and was hit by a car.

Video from Air 3 gave us an idea of how dark the neighborhood is, some of the home owners told us, that's part of the problem.

Neighbor Mike Law remembered hearing the commotion after the accident, "I was inside actually carving a pumpkin last minute and there was a fire truck, ambulance and a couple of police cars here." He explained the lack of light in the neighborhood, "It's dark, every once in a while you see a car flying down over the speed limit but, we try to abide by it ourselves but, it's a shame," he said of the accident, "But I'm glad she's ok."

Because police said the child wandered into the car's path, no charges are expected to be filed against the driver.

Officials with Kosair Children's Hospital said the girl is listed in good condition.

The accident is a reminder for parents and adults to keep children close to you. Police said any kind of bright or reflective accents on their costumes are important when they're out after dark.

It's something for communities like West Point, Kentucky to keep in mind. That city's Halloween celebration was delayed after this weeks train derailment. Trick-or-Treating times were moved to Saturday from 5 p.m. through 8 p.m.

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