Family of 2-year-old girl hit by car urge drivers, parents to stay alert

WAYNE, Mich. – A 2-year-old girl was chasing a bird June 13 when she ran into the street and was hit by a car.

A relative was watching Audriana Hills at their home near Annapolis and Third streets in Wayne when she got out of sight for a moment. A car hit her in the middle of the street.

Audriana was rushed to the hospital, where she had to be revived twice before her mother, Steffanie, even arrived at the hospital.

"The last month has been turmoil, to say the least," Audriana's father said. "We were just living in the hospital."

The little girl suffered three fractures to the skull and internal injuries. Steffanie had to quit her job to care for her daughter, as doctors said her skull will need 24 hour care for six months or longer.

"It was like a nightmare. I was in shock," Steffanie Hills said.

While Audriana is home and looking better on the outside, her mother said she is in a lot of pain.

Audriana’s family wants to remind drivers and parents to always pay attention and remain alert, especially during the summer months when children are outside playing.

"The doctors and nurses are calling her the miracle baby," Steffanie Hills said. "They don't know how she's here."

Donations toward Audriana's recovery can be made at gofundme.com/anaisstrong.

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