Girl, 11, hospitalized in South Philadelphia hit, run

An 11-year-old girl is recovering from two broken legs and additional injuries after being hit by two cars on Broad Street near Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia Thursday afternoon.

Police in the Accident Investigation Division said the girl was standing in between two cars that were parked in the middle lane of Broad Street about 4:40 p.m. when she stepped out from between them and was hit by a minivan. The girl stumbled and was then hit by a second car, police said.

The driver of the minivan fled the scene, police said, and the driver of the second car remained there until police and medics arrived.

She was taken to Jefferson Hospital and was later transferred to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she was in guarded condition Thursday night.

Police said the minivan was silver and may have been a Dodge or a Pontiac. Information on the model of the minivan was not immediately available.

Tipsters are asked to call the Philadelphia Police Accident Investigation Division at 215-685-3180 or reach the department online. Tipsters may also text information to the department at PPD Tip (773847).

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