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Car Strikes, Injures 4-Year-Old Girl Outside DC School

The driver left the scene, but came back to take the girl and her mother to a hospital, police sources say

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A 4-year-old girl is in serious condition after a car hit her outside a school in Southeast D.C. Tuesday night, police and fire officials say.

The little girl was walking with her mother down Boulevard Lane when the car hit the girl outside Rocketship Legacy Prep about 7 p.m., police sources told News4.

The driver of the car didn't have a license and left the scene, the sources said. But he changed his mind and came back to take the girl and her mother to the hospital, sources said.

Sources say the girl is in serious condition at the hospital and is stable.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with our student who was struck by a car on the street outside our school," Rocketship Prep said in a statement.

Police are investigating the crash. The driver has not been charged.

CORRECTION (Dec. 19, 2019, 8:12 a.m.): An earlier version of this story misidentified the neighborhood where the crash occurred.

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