Amanda Raus, Chris Podosek
An 8 year old New Haven girl is in the pediatric emergency department at Yale New Haven Hospital after being struck in a hit and run this morning
A 9-year-old New Haven girl is in the pediatric emergency department at Yale-New Haven Hospital after being struck in a hit-and-run this morning.
Police said the girl was struck by a white van at Ferry and Pine streets just before 7:30 a.m. Neighbors ran to held and the driver fled the scene.
The girl was running into a daycare when she was struck, according to a man who said he knows the victim.
Hector Rivera said the girl had run across the street to ask a bus driver if that was her bus. When the bus driver said no, the girl started running back to the daycare and was struck.
Police said the school bus driver witnessed the crash and was not involved in it.
Police and emergency medical technicians responded and an ambulance took her to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she is being treated for injuries. The girl is in stable condition and police said the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Investigators have been at the scene and are interviewing people who might have information on the crash.
The white van police are searching for has double rear doors with windows.
Police said they believe it has damage on the front passenger side near, or involving the headlamp.
Police do not have any additional information on the van or the driver.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call investigators at 203-946-6316. You can remain anonymous.