Driver Hits Girl, Takes Her to Hospital, Flees Scene: Police

By David Chang and Dan Stamm
|  Sunday, Sep 8, 2013  |  Updated 6:07 PM EDT
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Philadelphia Police are searching for two hit-and-run drivers, one that hit a boy in Cobbs Creek and another who drove off after taking a 9-year-old girl to the hospital.

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Philadelphia Police are searching for two hit-and-run drivers, one that hit a boy in Cobbs Creek and another who drove off after taking a 9-year-old girl to the hospital.

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A young girl was left fighting for her life after she was struck by a vehicle in South Philadelphia Saturday night.

Police say the 9-year-old girl was on the 2000 block of S. Cleveland Street around 8 p.m. when she was struck by a dark-colored SUV.

Police say the unidentified driver of the SUV took the girl and her mother to Methodist Hospital. The driver then drove off without giving any of his information while the girl was taken in for treatment.

The girl was transported to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she remained in critical condition Sunday with head trauma. 

Police eventually found a navy blue Audi Q-5 parked on the 2000 block of Garnett Street that investigators believe struck the girl.

The driver of the vehicle wasn't found.

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This was the second hit-and-run to take place in Philadelphia Saturday night. Officials say a5-year-old boy was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle in the Cobbs Creek section of the city. That boy remained in critical condition Sunday morning.

 


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