File Photo – LifeNet Medical Helicopter | Photo: LMCS File

A two-year-old girl was critically injured but is improving after she was hit by a vehicle in Hebron and had to be flown to the hospital Wednesday evening.

The Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District and Hebron Police Department responded around 6:10 p.m. Wednesday to the 11800 block of Maple Avenue in Hebron for a vehicle crash with injuries.

Police officers arrived on the scene and reported a two-year-old child was unconscious.

Paramedics transported the child to a landing zone at Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District’s station.

A LifeNet medical helicopter responded and landed at the fire station.

The child was transferred to the helicopter, which transported to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

The father of the victim said his daughter was with her mother at the time of the crash.

The girl was initially intubated but is now awake and has been taken off the ventilator and breathing tube, her father said.

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The child suffered multiple injuries, including a broken nose, fractured vertebrae, a small brain bleed and a large head laceration.

“She is one of the toughest kids I know at 2 years old, and she’s continuing to show her strength. The outpouring support has been warming through one of the worst nightmares in my life. All signs point to our little girl recovering,” the father said.

The driver of the involved vehicle reportedly stayed at the scene. It is unclear how the collision occurred.

It is also unknown whether any citations were issued to the driver.

Attempts to reach the Hebron Police Department for further information on the incident were unsuccessful.