9-year-old seriously injured after hit by car while crossing street

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 9-year-old was seriously injured after being hit by a car while crossing the street in west Charlotte Monday evening.

Police said the collision happened around 6 p.m. on Rozzelles Ferry Road and Dunn Commons Parkway.

The child suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to Carolinas Medical Center, paramedics said.

Witnesses said they watched the driver get out of the car, and that he was crying and appeared to be in complete shock.

"She just darted across the road in front of this guy," said Cooks Fire Department Chief Mike Stamford. "He said, you know, all he saw was her and that was it. I don't even think he had a chance to really hit the brakes."

Neighbors said the girl was with her brother, and it's not unusual for neighborhood children to cross the street in that area.

CMPD is looking into who was at fault and the exact cause of the crash.

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