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Man arrested after vehicle hits child in Louisville's Park Hill neighborhood

Extensive damage is noticeable on this vehicle. (Source: Doug Druschke/WAVE 3 News) Extensive damage is noticeable on this vehicle. (Source: Doug Druschke/WAVE 3 News)
The incident at South 26th and West Oak Streets was reported at 3 p.m. (Source: Doug Druschke/WAVE 3 News) The incident at South 26th and West Oak Streets was reported at 3 p.m. (Source: Doug Druschke/WAVE 3 News)
Keylandance Carpenter (Source: LMDC) Keylandance Carpenter (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man was arrested on the scene of an incident in which a child was hit by a vehicle in Louisville's Park Hill neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

The incident at South 26th and West Oak Streets was reported to MetroSafe at 3 p.m.  

Witnesses told Louisville Metro police the driver of a Chevy Trailblazer was traveling westbound on Oak Street and was hit by a vehicle traveling northbound on 26th Street. The impact of the crash caused the Trailblazer to go on the sidewalk and hit a juvenile girl who was standing at the corner of 26th Street and Virginia Avenue.

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The girl was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital for treatment. LMPD spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said her injuries appeared to be non-life threatening.

The driver of the Trailblazer, 23-year-old Keylandance Carpenter, was taken into custody on outstanding warrants and charged with driving on a suspended license and giving a false name in connection to the crash.

The driver who hit the Trailblazer fled the scene. Anyone with information about the vehicle is asked to call the anonymous police tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.

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