UPDATE: Driver, girl hit while riding bike identified by Fond du Lac police

Police say the girl was in stable condition as of Tuesday night
Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 5:11 AM CDT
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FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WBAY) - UPDATE 6/9/2021: Police have identified an eight-year-old girl who was severely injured after being hit while riding her bike Monday night in Fond du Lac.

According to police, eight-year-old Miaya Hartwig of Fond du Lac was in stable condition at Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee as of Tuesday night. She was initially reported to be in critical condition when police first released information.

Officials say Hartwig is suffering from a head and shoulder injury after being hit by 50-year-old James Livieri of North Fond du Lac.

Fond du Lac Police say based on their investigation, Livieri was westbound on E. Johnson Street near Amory Street when Hartwig rode into the westbound lanes of traffic on Johnson Street, where she was then hit.

Officials add Hartwig wasn’t wearing a helmet or any reflective clothing at the time of the incident, which happened a little after 9 p.m. Monday. In addition, police say there was no lighting on her bike.

Police state Livieri stopped immediately and called 911, and then remained at the scene for officers and first responders to arrive.

As of this time, police say speed and alcohol don’t appear to be a factor in the crash, although the incident is still being investigated.

INITIAL REPORT 6/8/2021: An 8-year-old girl is in critical condition after her bike was hit by a car in Fond du Lac.

The Fond du Lac girl is being treated at Children’s Hospital, according to police. Her name was not released.

At 9:06 p.m., police and rescue crews were called to the area of E Johnson Street and Amory Street for the report of a child hit by a vehicle.

Police say a 50-year-old North Fond du Lac man was driving west on E Johnson when he hit the 8-year-old girl as she was attempting to cross E Johnson on her bike.

The girl was taken by ambulance to St. Agnes Hospital then airlifted to Children’s Hospital.

Again, police say she is in critical condition.

The name of the driver was not released.

Police say this remains an active investigation.

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