Hit-and-run driver strikes 7-year-old in Franklin - WSMV News 4

Hit-and-run driver strikes 7-year-old in Franklin

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Franklin Police are investigating a hit-and-run involving a car that struck a 7-year-old child in the area near Freedom Intermediate School.

Police said the 7-year-old girl was on a walk with her mom, who was pushing a stroller with another child when the driver struck and ran over her daughter before fleeing the scene on Alexander Drive near Draper Court. The incident happened just after 7 p.m.

Police said the mother and the second child narrowly escaped being injured after the driver also struck and toppled the stroller with the second child inside.

Police said the victim, who is in the second grade, is recovering at home with bruises, scrapes and stitches.

Police said the suspect was driving an older model dark green four-door car, similar to the 1997 Honda Accord LX.

Franklin Police said several tips have been received about the accident.

If you have information about the incident, contact Franklin Police at 615-794-4000.

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