A seven-year-old girl is in critical condition after being struck by a hit-and-run driver last night in the Bronx. She was reportedly "crossing the street to get ice cream."
The incident happened on East 214th Street by Paulding Avenue around 10 p.m. when a red Wrangler apparently barreled down the street. The Post reports, "'She was speeding,' one witness said of the driver. 'She was going way too fast. She hit her and the little girl flew. 'The driver hit the brakes.' But after she stopped, the heartless driver took off and 'ran over the girl with her front and back wheels,' a police source said."
One witness told the Daily News, "You could hear her crying and she was saying something, but you couldn’t hear it. There was ice cream on the ground and there was blood around her."
1010 WINS described the road as a "narrow, one-way street," and a relative of the victim said there were many children present, "We don’t know if the vehicle had lights on or not, it just happened too fast. Thank God she’s alive, it could have been worse."
The girl has a broken pelvis and broken legs and will have surgery today. The police investigation is continuing.