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Police: Girl rescued after hit-and-run driver strikes family

Posted at 11:36 AM, Apr 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-06 14:36:51-04

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police say a mother and her three young children were hospitalized in serious condition after being struck by a hit-and-run vehicle while crossing a street and that one child in a stroller was dragged under the car before witnesses stopped it and removed her.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson says 25-year-old woman, a 2-year-old girl and boys ages 3 and 5 were stopped in a left-turn lane Friday night when they were struck by a four-door sedan.

Thompson says the stroller carrying the girl was trapped under the vehicle and dragged away before witnesses were able to stop the car a few blocks away and tell the driver that someone was under his vehicle.

Thompson says the driver left the scene after witnesses removed the girl.