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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.

Child was walking w/her mother, who was pushing a stroller that carried a second child. The 7-year- old girl was struck & run over by the hit-and-run driver. The extent of her injuries is unknown, but her condition is believed serious. Info will be updated as available.โ€” Franklin Police Dept (@FranklinTNPD) May 5, 2018
#Breaking We are seeking information about an older-model, dark green vehicle, possibly a Civic or Accord, that struck a 7-year-old child, then fled the scene. It happened a short time ago at Alexander Dr & Draper Ct.โ€” Franklin Police Dept (@FranklinTNPD) May 5, 2018
Franklin Police searching for hit-and-run driver who ran down 2nd grader walking with her momโ€” Franklin Police Dept (@FranklinTNPD) May 5, 2018

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