A 4-year-old girl is expected to survive after a hit-and-run driver slammed into her near a Concord roadway Tuesday, said police, who continue to search for the driver who collided with the child.
Officers responded to 6th Street, just north of Clayton Road, about 6:30 p.m. and found the girl in the road, according to a news release from Concord police Lt. David Hughes. She was transported via helicopter to Children's Hospital in Oakland with what police called a major injury to one of her feet.
Police said the girl ran into the road in front of a newer model, light blue pickup truck that was raised with oversized tires. The truck, police said, may have been damaged in the right, front headlight area. The truck did not have a camper shell.
Police said the driver failed to stop after the collision and drove off westbound on Clayton Road.
The investigation is ongoing, police said, and anyone with information regarding the collision, the truck or the driver is asked to call Officer Ron Bruckert at 925-671-3311, extension 4365.
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