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Police Seek Hit and Run Driver Who Injured Mom, Daughter

Police are searching for a driver who hit and injured a mom and her 12-year-old daughter as they walked through a Falls Church crosswalk that neighbors say is dangerous.

The mom and daughter were in a marked crosswalk about 10 p.m. Saturday on Columbia Pike at Tyler Street. It was dark and raining heavily.

A car headed westbound on Columbia Pike hit the pedestrians. It did not stop or return, police said.

A passenger-side mirror and lower front grille from a Mercedes sedan were found at the scene, police said. A representative from Mercedes told police that the vehicle is likely a dark blue C-class manufactured between 2012 and 2015.

Detectives ask anyone with information, or any staff at auto body shops who see a newer model Mercedes in need of repair, to contact police.

Neighbors told News4 that the crosswalk needs a traffic light because it is so dangerous for pedestrians.

The Virginia Department of Transportation says no upgrades are planned for that intersection.

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