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Mauriceville hit and run leaves 5-year old in serious condition
MAURICEVILLE- by Haley Bull
The Texas Department of Public Safety said a 5 year old girl involved in a hit and run was flown to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.
Troopers said the girl was left in serious condition with head injuries after a vehicle hit her and drove away shortly after 5 p.m. Friday. A girl who said she is a friend and neighbor of the injured girl talked to KFDM News about what she saw. Her mother gave KFDM News permission to talk to her.
"She liked to play over here. She'd always come over here and play with us," Carolina Arteaga said. The 11-year old said her and the girl injured in a hit and run are neighbors and friends.
"She wanted to come over so she went through the road, because the bridge over there was flooded, so we can't go over there," Arteaga said.
Troopers said the 5-year old girl was walking by herself in the street in the 5300 block of Woodland Drive in Mauriceville.
"And so we came out and saw the little girl laying there," Arteaga said.
Troopers said a passing vehicle hit the girl and drove away.
When asked if she saw the driver drive away, Arteaga said, "Yeah, it ran fast, sad."
Troopers said the crash left the girl in serious condition with head injuries.
"That wasn't really nice. They could just stop and look at her and say sorry or giver her some money to go to the hospital and pay for her accident," Arteaga said. "That was not really, that was sad."
Now, she hopes for her friend's recovery.
"I want her to get better," she said, so they can play together once again.
Troopers said the car was a black passenger vehicle and will have damage to the passenger side near the mirror. If you have any information about the crash, please call the Department of Public Safety at 936-699-7340.