Child recovers after being struck by car
The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning has announced that the owner of Omega Day Care has withdrawn her closure appeal.
The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning sent out a press release which says they have issued an Order for Intended Emergency Closure of the Omega Day Care Center that Emma Moore attended.
The release says the closure is due to the improper transport of the two children to the restaurant where Moore was struck without permission from either child's parents.
Officials say parents will be assisted in locating other child care options.
Omega Police officials say 3-year-old Emma Moore was struck twice by a car Wednesday outside of a restaurant.
According to the police report, Tracy Carroll, Moore's daycare teacher, had her and another girl for the day and took them to Susie Q's to get lunch. As they were leaving the parking lot, Carroll believed both girls were in the car and she proceeded to back up. Moore was not in the car however and Carroll backed up over the little girl and then pulled forward, striking the girl again.
Witnesses say they tried to yell to Carroll to stop the car but were unsuccessful.
Officials say the three year old was air-lifted to a Macon hospital where she is now recovering from pelvis and liver damage.