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PD: Three children, one woman seriously injured after hit-and-run crash

Posted at 8:17 PM, Apr 05, 2019

PHOENIX — Three children, ages two, three, and five, were taken to the hospital after being involved in a hit-and-run crash in west Phoenix on Friday night.

According to the Phoenix Fire Department, crews responded to a crash between a car and pedestrians near 71st Avenue and Indian School Road around 8 p.m.

Phoenix police say a 25-year-old woman and the three children were crossing the roadway when they were stopped in the two-way left hand turn lane.

A four-door sedan entered the two-way turn lane, striking the woman and the three children.

The two-year-old child was in a stroller, and when the victims were struck, the stroller became trapped under the sedan and was dragged for approximately 1,000 feet, according to Phoenix police.

People who witnessed the crash were able to stop the vehicle at 71st Avenue and Indian School Road. They removed the two-year-old girl, who was still strapped into her stroller, from beneath the vehicle.

Once the girl was removed from beneath the car, witnesses say the driver fled the scene.

Phoenix police say all the victims were transported to area hospitals, and are in serious condition following the hit-and-run.

One of the children, a three-year-old boy, sustained the "most serious injuries," Phoenix police say.

Police are asking for the public's assistance locating the vehicle who hit the woman and three young children.

On Monday, police released a suspect vehicle description. The suspect vehicle is believed to be a Volkswagen Passat with an Arizona license plate of: AGB3745

If you have information, contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.