10-year-old girl struck by SUV in St. Mary's County

10-year-old girl struck by vehicle in St. Mary's County (ABC7)

A 10-year-old girl was hit by an SUV Wednesday afternoon just after she’d bought candy from an ice cream truck in St. Mary’s County.

It happened on Yorktown Road just west of Suwanne Place in Lexington Park around 3 p.m.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office identified the driver of the 2003 GMC Envoy involved in the incident as 72-year-old Linda Glaser, of Lexington Park. They say Glazer was assaulted after the girl was hit and she was taken to the hospital as well.

Family of the 10-year-old and neighbors say that Glaser was headed southeast and tried to go around the ice cream truck, which was parked on Yorktown Road.

As she did so, she allegedly hit and dragged the girl dozens of feet down the road.

The sheriff’s office says the girl ran into the roadway from behind the truck when she was hit.

The 10-year-old’s family says she was taken to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. When ABC7 News talked to relatives Wednesday night they did not have an update on her condition.

The girl’s family and neighbors say that Glaser was not assaulted as the sheriff’s office claims, and that she was standing with officers and did not appear seriously hurt after the incident.

The sheriff’s office says the alleged assault in under investigation.

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