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Girl bumped by car on Center Avenue is OK

August 26, 2018 News Extra

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Butler Ambulance and Butler Township police responded when an emergency call Sunday night said a young girl had been hit by a call on Center Avenue. The 6-year-old was shaken but did not need medical attention.

BUTLER TWP — A trip with siblings on Sunday evening to get some goodies at the Sheetz on Center Avenue could have turned out a lot worse.

Officer David Tedeski said township police units, fearing the worst, sped to the scene at 1117 Center Avenue around 6:30 p.m. when they heard a 6-year-old girl had been hit by a car near the convenience store.

Luckily, the young girl was shaken and complained of a scratch, but was not transported to the hospital by Butler Ambulance personnel, who also responded to the scene.

Tedeski said the girl and her older siblings, who live nearby, had walked to the Sheetz for a treat.

The girl, clad in a flouncy red skirt, ran out into traffic on the return trip and was struck by a passing car, Tedeski said.

The driver stopped immediately and remained on the scene until the girl's parents arrived a few minutes later. Tedeski said no citations would be issued.

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Paula Grubbs

Paula Grubbs

Paula Grubbs is a Butler County native who has been with the Butler and Cranberry Eagle newspapers since June 2000. Grubbs has covered the Mars School District and Middlesex Township for over 20 years with the Eagle and her former employer, the Cranberry Journal. She also covers Adams Township, Evans City and Mars in addition to events and incidents throughout Southwestern Butler County as assigned. Grubbs has taken the lead at the Cranberry Eagle in reporting on shale gas development, which has been a hotly debated topic in the recent past, both locally and nationally. A 1979 graduate of Butler Senior High School and a 1994 graduate of Geneva College, Grubbs has won a Golden Quill and four Keystone state awards, plus an award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Grubbs enjoys following the Penguins, Pirates and Steelers, volunteers with the Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup each summer, and loves spending time outdoors and bird watching at her Penn Township home. Grubbs is the daughter of James R. Davis Sr., of Center Township, and the late Maxine Davis. She has two grown children, Jacqueline and Thomas.