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Girl attacked by dog, hit by car

By Ed Brock

An unidentified girl was attacked by a dog and then hit by a car when she ran into the road to escape the dog.

Around 12:43 p.m. Friday the girl was crossing the yard of a house on Rex Road when the dog, a pit bull terrier, attacked her, Clayton County Police Capt. Tim Robinson said. Witnesses saw the girl break away from the dog and run away.

"She looked back at the dog, ran out in the road and got hit by a car," Robinson said.

The girl was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment. She was unconscious when officers arrived so on Friday afternoon Robinson did not have the girl's name or her exact age.

Police described the girl as being a dark-skinned black female, 5 feet to 5 feet, 3 inches tall, with a medium build. Her hair is shoulder-length. She is in her early teens to early 20s. She was wearing a pink T-shirt, dark jeans and white tennis shoes.

Rhonda Worthington, the owner of the pit bull, has been charged with having a dog at large and an animal nuisance. The dog was taken to Clayton County Animal Control and a hearing will be held to determine if it is a dangerous dog.