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4 year old injured in Durham hit-and-run

Sunday, May 19, 2013
A 4-year-old girl was injured in a hit-and-run accident Saturday night on Barton Street around 8 p.m.

A 4-year-old girl was injured in a hit-and-run accident Saturday night on Barton Street around 8 p.m.

Durham police are searching for the driver who hit a 4-year-old girl and then sped off.

The accident happened Saturday night on Barton Street around 8 p.m.

Amazingly, Yahaira Velazquez was not seriously injured. Her mother told ABC11 Sunday they were at the hospital until 1 a.m.

Maria Paz said she and her daughter were getting out of their truck that was parked along the street when a gray colored Mazda sideswiped the truck on the side her daughter was getting out.

Neighbors say this isn't the first time a child has been hit in the area. A 5 year old was hit last year, and also survived.

They say it's a neighborhood where a lot of children play in front of their homes and they'd like to find a way to get drivers to slow down.

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