Girl, 9, hit by unmarked police car

July 13, 2008 8:12:19 PM PDT
A nine-year-old girl was recovering Sunday after being hit by an unmarked Chicago police squad car on the city's West Side.It happened around 9 p.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of South Harding. The girl, Shavon Benson, says she was riding her bike in that area when she saw the car coming, but she couldn't get out of the way in time.

The girl's mother feared the worst.

" It was very frightening and scary thinking that my child got hit, and I had no idea what really happened until I saw my child lying on the ground," Jessica Benson said.

Shavon Benson suffered a broken leg, cuts and bruises.

The circumstances surrounding the accident remain under investigation.


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