A 12-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after she was hit by a car on her way to school.
The Kutztown Middle School student was sent airborne and landed in a ditch not far from her home early Thursday morning.
"My husband said, 'Oh my gosh the little girl was hit,'" said Linda Heyer, who sprung into action.
Heyer ran out of her house with blankets trying to help the girl, Halee Salvati, who was lying on the side of the road in the 400 block of Noble Street.
"She had some blood on her face and she said she hurt all over and her knees especially hurt," Heyer said.
The chaotic scene happened around 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
According to police, Halee looked the other way when she tried to cross the street.
"When we got there she was face down in the snow in a ditch, and I believe she was unconscious," said Chief Craig Summers, Kutztown Police Dept.
The windshield of the car was left cracked open. The driver, a 21-year-old Kutztown University student, stopped and reported the accident, said police.
Halee was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown, where she was last listed in fair condition.
"My husband and I were always afraid that we might see something like that," said Heyer.
According to neighbors, there have been accidents along Noble Street in the past, and drivers speed up and down making it a dangerous road for walking.
"There is very very heavy traffic, especially in the morning and late in the afternoon," said Donald Christ, who lives a few houses down from the accident.
Summers, the police chief, urged anyone walking outside to cross at an intersection with a crosswalk to make yourself more visible to drivers.
The driver involved in the accident will most likely not be charged, said police.