Family releases statement after 4-year-old girl struck by truck at State Fair

Indianapolis

The 4-year-old girl who was hit by a pickup truck at the Indiana State Fair Wednesday is still recovering.

“Madalynn is in serious condition at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and continues to improve each day,” said the Gembala family in a statement released Friday.

The young girl’s family stated she suffered two broken arms, a crushed pelvis and internal injuries.

According to Indiana State Police, Madalynn was with her mother on the west side of the fairgrounds in an area where travel trailers and motor homes are parked.  Police said the area is often used by employees working the Midway.

According to several witnesses, Madalynn broke free from her mom and stepped into the path of a Ford pickup truck, which hit her.

State troopers said the driver of the truck showed no signs of impairment.

“We truly appreciate the ongoing support from the community and are extremely grateful for the care we have received at Riley,” read the statement in part.

According to state troopers, both Madalynn's parents and the driver of the truck work at the Midway.
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