A 10-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was hit by a car while riding a bicycle in Bridgeport this afternoon, according to a spokesperson for the city.
Public safety officials said the child was struck around 2 p.m. on South Avenue, near the corner of Iranistan Avenue and Columbia Street.
She was riding her bike on the sidewalk, then swerved out into the road, where she was hit by a Toyota Prius, authorities said. The driver of the Prius stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.
Officials said the child was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital with head trauma and other injuries. She's listed in critical condition.
Witnesses and anyone with information are urged to call Bridgeport police at 203-581-5201.
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