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Cattaraugus County girl 'critical' after accident

LEON -- A 6-year-old girl was in critical condition in Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo after being hit by a pickup truck Friday morning, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office.

Anna Wengerd of Riga Road, Conewango Valley, suffered head and facial injuries, after she ran in front of the Chevy pickup just after 8 a.m. on Route 62, sheriff's officials said.

The driver of the vehicle, Rowdy B. Booth, 34, of Randolph, swerved to avoid the girl but she was hit as the pickup fishtailed and came to a stop in a ditch on the west side of the road, authorities said.

The accident remained under investigation.

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