Hattiesburg child struck by car in critical condition

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A 7-year-old Hattiesburg elementary school student was hit by a car as she walked to school Thursday morning.

Police said the girl was crossing the street at the intersection of Ida and Ashford at about 7 a.m. when a car hit her. She was rushed to a local hospital and was last listed in critical condition.

Police are still questioning the elderly driver of the car, and authorities are trying to determine whether there was a school crossing guard at the intersection.

The girl is a student at Rowan Elementary School.