Eyewitnesses Lift Car Off 9-Year-Old Girl In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 9-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was struck and pinned by a car in Southwest Philadelphia, Sunday.

It happened at 60th Street and Kingsessing Avenue, around 6 p.m.

Police say the 9-year-old girl and a 10-year-old girl were crossing the street when they were hit by the car.

A witness who saw the 9-year-old trapped underneath the car, immediately jumped into action to help.

“We ain’t got no time to get a jack to lift her up, so let’s do what we gotta do as a community to support this little girl, her family,” said witness Darryl Steplight.”This is a good neighborhood, everybody helps out.”

The 9-year-old girl was seriously injured and rushed to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in critical condition.

The 10-year-old girl was taken to the hospital in stable condition. A 5-year-old girl who was inside the vehicle was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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