A Valley Center child was rushed to the hospital Monday after she was struck by an all-terrain vehicle driven by her older sister, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Investigators say a 3-year-old girl wandered in front of the ATV as it was being driven around on private property just after 5 p.m.
The driver, an 11-year-old girl, could not avoid striking her little sister, CHP officers said. The ATV was also towing a cart at the time which also struck the child.
The tot suffered multiple injuries to her arm, chest, and face. She was driven to Valley Center Middle School where she was airlifted to Rady Children's Hospital with her mom by her side.
Doctors treated the girl for scrapes to her face and arms and bruising to her torso. They also said she complained of pain in her head.
California Highway Patrol officers were investigating the collision.