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Police looking for witnesses in hit-and-run that injured 7-year-old girl

She was hit on 7th St. E. in St. Paul Wednesday morning.

Police in St. Paul are asking for help finding a driver who ran over a seven-year-old girl and then took off from the scene.

The crash happened Wednesday morning on the 1800 block of 7th St. E., which is about five miles northeast of downtown. 

According to a tweet from the St. Paul Police Department, the suspect vehicle is a "gold or silver sedan." Other than that, there aren't many details yet. 

The girl was taken to the hospital after the hit-and-run, but luckily her injuries were not life-threatening.

Sgt. Mike Ernster tells GoMN he believes the girl suffered a broken leg.

"We would encourage anybody that has information about (the crash) to please call us," he added. 

They can be reached at 651-291-1111. 

Pedestrian vs. vehicle accidents

St. Paul is no stranger to pedestrian-involved auto accidents.

In fact, they were happening so often that local authorities recently launched the "Stop for Me" campaign, an effort to increase safety for pedestrians – especially those with disabilities or limited mobility (you can read more about the effort, and watch the city's PSA, right here).

Last year, there were 188 crashes with pedestrians in St. Paul, with four proving fatal.

So far in 2017, there have been 128 such crashes, including two fatalities, according to city statistics.

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