• 64°

Vidalia child on bike struck by car Monday

VIDALIA — A Vidalia child sustained fractures to her skull but is expected to make a full recovery after being struck by a car Monday.

Two-year-old Jillian Birley was playing on bicycles with her older sister Jenna, 4, Monday afternoon when her bicycle rolled backward in the family driveway and into the path of a moving vehicle, her mother Holly Birley said.

The impact threw the child halfway across the yard.

“Jenna was screaming, ‘Sissy stop,’ and tried to get her back up,” Holly Birley said. “I ran and got her up and started praying for her.”

Neighbors were quickly on the scene, and Holly said Jillian’s father, Dusty, arrived less than five minutes after the accident and rode with her in the ambulance to Natchez Regional Medical Center.

At Natchez Regional, the family was informed that Jillian had one fracture in her skull, and Holly said she was transported to University Medical Center in Jackson to make sure there was no internal bleeding around her brain.

At UMC, doctors told the family that Jillian didn’t have any brain damage, but that she had a fracture in the back of her skull and one running left from her eyebrow into her hairline, her mother said.

Doctors are also waiting for MRI results to see if she has any ligament damage in her neck.

“She looks bad, she has a really bad black eye, her left is swollen completely shut, but she is OK,” Holly Birley said.

For most of the day, Jillian slept, but when she woke up she sat up and started describing the room, commenting on a balloon her sister had bought her, and after approximately 30 minutes asked if she could leave, her mother said.

Doctors want to observe the patient for a few more days, but it’s just precautionary, Holly Birley said.

“It’ll take her a few weeks to recover, but she should be fine,” she said.

News

Natchez hires help in procuring disaster relief funds due to winter storm damage

News

Officials OK signs for high school sports championship row

DEVELOPING NEWS

Adams County Water Association lifts boil water notice

COVID-19

Teachers, first responders to be eligible for vaccine Monday

News

Mississippi House votes to overhaul several state taxes

News

Three men arrested in connection with 2018 double homicide

News

Natchez Water Works lifts boil water advisory

News

Ferriday man arrested for alleged assault on power line workers

News

Health care workers excited to open Trinity Medical Center

Business

Businesses impacted by severe winter weather

News

Utility companies still working to restore power, water to Miss-Lou residents

News

Damaged sewage line leaks raw sewage into St. Catherine’s Creek

News

Miss-Lou still assessing damage caused by severe winter storm

News

Schools reopening after winter storm

Church News

St. Mary Basilica damaged in storm, but nothing that cannot be repaired

News

Devin Heath named new Visit Natchez Executive Director

News

No in-person classes for Natchez or Concordia Parish on Monday; ACCS and Cathedral will hold classes

News

Mayor: Natchez water situation greatly improved

News

Thousands still without power in Adams County

News

Natchez Brewing Company gives fresh water to Natchez residents

News

City of Natchez needs help finding leaks during water crisis

News

Photo gallery: Sparkling crepe myrtles add beauty to downtown Natchez scene

News

Natchez Brewing Company supplying water Friday during city’s water crises

News

Friday update: Linemen still working to restore power to thousands