NC family says deputy hit child on bike

The parents of a five-year-old girl told the ABC11 I-Team that their daughter was hit by Wilson County Sheriff's deputy while riding her bike.

WILSON, N.C. – The parents of a five-year-old girl said that a Wilson County Sheriff’s deputy hit their daughter while she was riding her bicycle.

WTVD-TV reported that the victim’s father said he wants an apology.

Makayla Marlow was riding her pink “Hello Kitty” bike a few weeks ago when the family said a deputy hit the girl with an unmarked county vehicle. The father said the deputy is their neighbor.

She only suffered some skinned knees. Her mother said at the time she went up to the deputy and demand an apology, but never got one.

The family told WTVD-TV that all they got were inappropriate comments, and no investigation. They are very frustrated.

“He should have stopped his vehicle, waited for them to continue, or said, ‘I’m going there,’ and made sure everything was clear,” said the girl’s father, Michael Marlow, “but he decides to accelerate around Makayla’s bike and knocked her front tire.”

The sheriff’s department and the district attorney’s office could not be reached for comment.

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