SUV hits 6-year-old girl, driver takes off

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 12:07am

Police were searching for a driver who hit a 6-year-old girl in east El Paso and kept driving.

Police said the girl ran into the street on Sea Breeze and East Glen and the SUV hit her at 5:15 p.m. Monday.

They said a woman who was driving the SUV got out, picked up the girl and moved her to the sidewalk. Then, she got back in her vehicle and took off.

Witnesses described the vehicle as a dark-colored SUV with tinted windows and the driver as a young woman.

“Special Traffic Investigators are at the scene. They are asking for the public's assistance in finding that vehicle and the driver who left. That driver is identified as a young female wearing a Dallas Cowboys tank top and possible a baseball cap,” said Darrel Petry with the El Paso Police Department.

Paramedics rushed the girl to University Medical Center with serious injuries.

Police said she lives in this neighborhood.
They’re asking the driver to come forward or if anyone has information to call police immediately.


Reader Comments

Has anyone asked the mother why her daughter ran out into the street in the first place? Why was there not any adults supervising the children?

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