Girl injured in hit-and-run in North Lauderdale

December 23, 2010

A third hit-and-run incident in south Florida this week leaves a 7-year-old girl in critical condition. The Sun-Sentinel reports that Francesca Moise and her mother were heading out Christmas shopping when she was struck by the vehicle. The car is believed to be white with red wheel rims. Following the accident, the girl was airlifted to Broward General Medical Center where she was she is listed in critical condition.
The NHTSA statistics show that there were 4,092 pedestrian related fatalities in 2009 and an additional 59,000 pedestrian injuries reported. Florida ranks among the top 4 states for pedestrian related accidents. California, Florida, Texas and New York account for 42 percent of pedestrian related accidents in the United States.

Only one witness has come forward with information. Investigators are looking for additional witnesses or anyone with information about the incident or unidentified driver to contact Broward Crime Stoppers.

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