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Grand Prairie police seek driver who critically injured 5-year-old

A 2013 Ford Fusion was sideswiped by an unknown silver or white sedan and forced into a tree about 5 p.m. on Oct. 25, Grand Prairie police said. The occupants of the Ford Fusion were taken to local hospitals. One of the occupants, a 5-year-old, suffered critical injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Cooks Children’s hospital in Fort Worth.
A 2013 Ford Fusion was sideswiped by an unknown silver or white sedan and forced into a tree about 5 p.m. on Oct. 25, Grand Prairie police said. The occupants of the Ford Fusion were taken to local hospitals. One of the occupants, a 5-year-old, suffered critical injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Cooks Children’s hospital in Fort Worth. Handout photo

Police are looking for a man who fled the scene of a wreck and injured a 5-year-old.

The collision occurred about 5 p.m. on Oct. 25 in the 4000 block of South Carrier Parkway, according to a news release from the Grand Prairie Police Department.

A 2013 Ford Fusion was sideswiped by an unknown silver or white sedan and forced into a tree, according to police. The occupants of the Ford Fusion were taken to local hospitals, the release said. The child suffered critical injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Cook Children’s hospital in Fort Worth, the release said.

The driver of the silver or white sedan immediately fled the scene and failed to render any aid to the injured, the release said. The driver of the sedan was said to be a Hispanic male and had a sleeve-style tattoo on his left arm, according to the release. An investigation is ongoing as detectives gather additional evidence regarding this incident, the release said.

Police said the girl is expected to recover following surgery on her back and stomach, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News. The 19-year-old woman driving the Ford was hospitalized with a broken arm, the News story stated. The vehicle police are looking for should have damage to the front end of the passenger side.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 972-988-8477.

Mitch Mitchell: 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3

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