HICKORY, N.C. -- A 5-year-old girl is recovering after being hit by a car in Hickory Sunday afternoon.

Police say the child was with an adult, crossing N.C. 127 at Third Street when she was struck.

The person driving the car stopped at the scene to help. The accident is still under investigation.

Hickory police said on Monday that the girl was undergoing surgery at Frye Regional Medical Center.

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