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Child recovering after being struck by vehicle in Hinesville

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A three-year-old girl is expected to be released from the hospital Monday after being hit by a pickup truck this weekend in Hinesville. 

Officials say the child got away from her parents during a birthday party at a Hinesville hotel Saturday evening, made her way outside, stepped off of a curb and was struck by a passing vehicle. 

The girl was flown to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. She suffered a bruised lung, swollen leg and she lost a tooth. Police say she may be released Monday depending on whether she begins eating.  

An investigation is ongoing; However, police say they believe it was an accident.

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