4-year-old seriously injured after being struck by a car in West Rome

December 10th, 2021

Floyd County Police Department –

A four-year-old child is in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle early Friday morning in West Rome. Details of the incident are still under review by a team of Floyd County Police crash investigators.

Police responded to the area of Alabama Highway and Blankenship Place around 1 a.m. on December 10 for reports of a serious injury crash. The area is located between the city limits and the movie theater in Coosa.

Witnesses reported seeing a child running in the center turn lane toward the city limits, prompting a passerby to stop and attempt to hem up the child. The toddler darted away from the person and entered a lane of travel where he was struck by a 2020 Hyundai Elantra traveling west.

The driver of the Elantra is Robert Jordan (age 34) of Rome. The child is not being identified at this time.

It was later determined that the child had been staying with family at the nearby Garden Inn & Suites and had left the room while his guardians were unaware. He was transported to Floyd Medical Center for evaluation but later transferred to a children’s hospital in Atlanta

The driver of the Elantra is not being charged.

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