Girl, 9, Hospitalized After Being Struck by Vehicle in Lowell

A 9-year-old girl was hospitalized Monday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Police said the crash happened near 183 Moore St. around 4:30 p.m.

Authorities said the incident is under investigation, but it appears that the girl may have run out from behind a parked minivan and into the path of the vehicle. The driver was unable to stop and struck the child.

The girl, who has not been identified, was transported to Lowell General Hospital then flown by medical helicopter to Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where she is listed in critical condition.

Police said the driver remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators. There are no indications of speed or distracted driving.

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