Young girl hit by vehicle in Ironwood

A nine-year-old girl is in the hospital after being hit by a vehicle while riding her bike in Gogebic County.

The Ironwood Public Safety Department says the accident happened just after noon at the intersection of Cloverland Dr and Lake Street in Ironwood.

The girl was crossing the highway and was struck by an oncoming vehicle.  Police say the vehicle had a green light and the girl crossed into the oncoming traffic.

She was transported to Aspirus Grand View Hospital and later airlifted to Duluth.

Names are not being released at this time.