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Teen's leg severed trying to push car

SMYRNA, Ga. -- Cobb County Fire officials tell 11Alive News part of a girl's leg was severed when she was hit by a car. 

Denell Boyd, the public information officer for the Cobb County Fire Department, says two teenage girls were helping their grandmother push a car steered by their mother. 

Another car hit a patch of ice and went out of control. The car struck one of the young girls and completely severed her left leg below the knee. Several other bones in her right leg were broken. The other girl and her grandmother got out of the way and were not injured. Boyd tells 11Alive the girls were 13 and 14 years old, but he's unsure which one was hit. 

The injured girl was rushed to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston and was in surgery Thursday night. The girl's identity hasn't been released. 

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