MODESTO, CA - A 10-year-old girl is recovering in the hospital after saving a small boy on a bicycle.
Modesto Police Department Lt. Craig Gundlach says that shortly before 10 p.m. on Saturday night the girl was near some mobile food vendors on Crows Landing Rd. near School Ave. when she noticed a young boy about to travel into traffic while on his bicycle.
The girl ran into the street to pull him to safety so that he wouldn't be hit by oncoming vehicles.
A number of cars saw the two in the street and were able to swerve and miss hitting them. However, a Ford Model-T was unable to stop in time and collided with the girl, says Lt. Gundlach.
As a result of the impact, the girl sustained major head injuries and a number of broken bones.
Lt. Gundlach says that the girl is expected to survive.
There was no word on what, if any, relation there may have been between the girl and the boy.
The driver of the vehicle was not injured.