Girl critically injured after being struck by motorcycle

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OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — A 5-year-old girl was taken to the hospital in critical condition after being hit by a motorcycle Wednesday evening.

It happened in the 500 block of Marne south of Lake Michigan Drive near 8th Avenue. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said the little girl was running across the street to go to a friend’s house when she was struck. Officials on scene said the 53-year-old motorcyclist from Grandville, Bryan Hornick, tried to avoid the crash, but it was too late.

Authorities said the girl — identified as Ryann Sather of Marne — suffered critical head and neck injuries and was taken to DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.

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