NC 7-year-old hit by van while sledding

INDIAN TRAIL, NC (WBTV) - A 7-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital Monday morning after the Highway Patrol says she was run over by a van while sledding.

Sara King, of Indian Trail, was sledding on a hill on Brandon Oaks Parkway around 11:45 a.m. when she lost control of her sled, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol.

That's when troopers say her sled slid into the street and she was struck by the passenger side of an oncoming van.

The area of the road has hills on both sides that converge into the roadway. Even after the incident Monday morning, people returned to the area for more sledding. They were also spotted sliding into the road.

The little girl was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte where hospital officials told WBTV she is currently listed in critical condition.

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