Full announcement from Asheville Police Department:
On December 1, 2012 at 1448 hours the APD Traffic Safety Unit investigated an 8-year old child being struck by a vehicle on Rumbough Place. TSU Officers responded to the scene and their preliminary investigation indicates that a 2005 Toyota Sienna mini-van was traveling northbound on Rumbough Place when the 8-year old child darted westbound into the roadway between two parked vehicles in an attempt to cross over to Malvern Hills Park but she darted into the direct path of the Sienna.
The child was transported to Mission Hospital with serious injuries that do not appear to be life threatening at this time. The investigation is ongoing with TSU assigned as the lead investigator and no charges at this time. Speed was not a factor in this traffic crash.