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5-year-old girl struck by car



LORAIN – Police are investigating an accident in which a 5-year-old girl was struck by a car Thursday morning.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Oakdale Avenue and West 23rd Street at 8:06 a.m.

Police said a red 2001 Dodge Neon, driver by Roxanne Rivera, 23, of Lorain, was traveling northbound on Oakdale Avenue approaching the intersection of West 23rd Street.

The girl, Unique Lowrey, of Lorain, was on her way to school with her mother and her brother when she reportedly darted into the northbound lane of travel where she was struck by the Neon, according to a press release from Lorain police.

Police said Unique was thrown north of the intersection by the force of the impact, and she received serious injuries. She was transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center by Lifecare and later flown to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland by Lifeflight.

She is recovering and was listed in stable condition at Rainbow Babies on Thursday afternoon, according to a hospital spokesman. Rivera was not injured.

The accident is under investigation by the Lorain Police Department Traffic Bureau. The case will be presented to the Lorain City Prosecutor’s Office once the investigation is completed.

Police provided no further information.

Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or

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