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Bystanders lift car off critically injured girl, 3, in Philadelphia

| Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 1:18 p.m.
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A 3-year-old girl was reported to be in critical condition Wednesday after she was run over by a car that jumped the curb and bystanders rushed in to lift the vehicle off the severely injured child, police said.

The driver, who fled on foot, was later taken into custody and was being held awaiting charges, police said.

Police said a 35-year-old woman and her two daughters, ages 3 and 4, were on the 3200 block of Tyson Avenue in northeast Philadelphia's Mayfair section about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday when a 1999 Honda Prelude that was southbound on Rowland Avenue jumped the curb, hitting the pedestrians and a fence.

The driver ran away while bystanders rushed in and lifted the car off the 3-year-old, police said.

The girl was taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, where she was reported in critical condition with burns to the body, police said. The child's sister and mother were treated for minor scrapes and pains.

Police have not named the suspect because formal charges have not been filed.

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