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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police say a 9-year-old girl was critically injured by a hit-and-run driver on Monday night in the Olney section of the city.
Fatimah Hunter was riding her bicycle on the 200 block of Lindley Avenue when she was struck by the vehicle around 7:30 p.m.
Police say the driver fled the scene and was last seen heading east on Ashdale Street.
Police describe the vehicle as a gold 2010-2016 Cadillac SRX Crossover. The car’s grill is broken with a top trim piece missing, hood damage, and possible windshield damage on the passenger side.
The girl’s bicycle fell off the Cadillac as it sped away.
On Monday night, Philadelphia police say they located the vehicle in the 5100 block of Hutchinson Street.
Police are asking for the public’s help to find the driver.
“She sustained a fractured right pelvis, multiple fractures of the right leg, fractures to both of her ankles and injuries to her lungs. She’s in bad shape, but she’s expected to survive,” said Philadelphia Police Capt. Mark Overwise. “What I would say to the driver of this vehicle is do the right thing, turn yourself in, you know who you are, and it looks better if you come to us before we come to you.”
“The person who hit my little sister–just turn themselves in,” said Fatimah’s sister, Chasity Stanley. “I couldn’t live with myself hitting a child. I’d rather go to jail and live with myself then know I’m running from something and I really hurt the child.”
If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Accident Investigation Division at 215-685-3180/3181.