Hit-and-run driver dragged 2-year-old in a stroller about 1,000 feet, police say

Perry Vandell

PHOENIX - Phoenix police say a hit-and-run driver who struck a 25-year-old woman and three young children dragged a 2-year-old in a stroller caught underneath the vehicle about 1,000 feet Friday evening. 

The woman was pushing a 2-year-old girl in a stroller with two boys, 3 and 5 years old, when the driver of a small, four-door sedan struck them as they were crossing the street , police say.

Officials say the man continued driving, dragging the 2-year-old girl and stroller until witnesses stopped the man at the intersection of 71st Avenue and Indian School Road and told him someone was underneath his car.

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Witnesses removed the stroller containing the 2-year-old before the driver fled north in his car.

Officials say the woman and her three children were taken to nearby hospitals with serious injuries, noting the 3-year-old's condition was the most severe.

Police ask anyone with information about the suspect or his vehicle to contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.

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