5-year-old critically injured after being hit by car

MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - A 5-year-old girl is in critical condition after being struck by a car on Monday evening.

The accident happened at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Verity Parkway at 9:23 p.m. Police found the child laying in the street and began treating her at the scene.

The child was flown from Douglas Park to Cincinnati Children's Hospital with life threatening injuries.

Investigators say the 5-year-old girl was crossing the street with her 7-year-old brother when she was hit. Police have interviewed the driver of the car that struck the girl.

Police are asking anyone that may have witnessed the crash to call the Middletown Police Department at 513-425-7700.

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