A 12-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was struck by a driver in Borough Park on Saturday. The victim, whom the News says is an Orthodox Jew, was playing with a friend on 59th Street near 12th Avenue around 5:30 p.m. yesterday when the incident happened. Police say the child stepped out from between two parked cars and was struck by a driver in a Honda Accord. "The person in the car didn’t see the girl," Chez Parnes, the father of the other child playing with the 12-year-old, told the News.
"On Saturday in a heavily Jewish area like this, maybe one car passes down the block every hour," Parnes added. "This was very surprising." The girl was taken to Lutheran Medical Center with a critical head injury. The driver remained at the scene; police say no criminality is suspected, no charges have been filed, and the investigation is ongoing.