Hit, run accident leaves girl, 9, hospitalized

Police are searching for the driver who hit a 9-year-old girl on Merion Avenue near 49th in the Parkside section of West Philadelphia and fled the scene Tuesday afternoon.

Fire officials said the girl was taken to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia about 5:30 p.m. with injuries that did not appear to be life threatening.

Police in the Accident Investigation Division were on the scene after 7 p.m., and information on the type of car and a description of the driver were not immediately available.